The Drake Neighborhood Community Garden, located on 27th Street just a few houses south of University Avenue, the garden has a rich history in the neighborhood. It has hosted gardeners since the mid-1990s. There is no charge to cultivate one of its roughly thirty 12-square-foot plots. Gardeners are expected to participate in community work days at the garden to help maintain its beauty and functionality.
Eddie V. Robinson, Jr., Master Gardener and Rose Scott have been managing the garden since 1999. There is typically a community work day mid-April, or as weather allows, to prepare the garden and select and assign plots.
If you have questions or are interested in cultivating a plot, please reach out to Eddie at (515)-664-5779. Returning gardeners get priority in choosing size and location of plots. Remaining plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.