What is this indicator?

This goal is measured by tracking the number of people participating in Santa Monica’s three community garden locations. Participation is open to Santa Monica residents, with plots assigned to applicants as they become available.

Why is it important?

Community gardens foster community connectivity, a healthy relationship between people and their food, and physical activity. Demand for community gardens far exceeds supply; tracking the number of residents involved with the city’s community gardens helps inform future decisions for potential expansion.

How are we doing?

As of June 2018, there are 155 residents participating in the city’s three community gardens. The average time spent on the waiting list to participate in the program is eight years.

How can I help?

Find more information about the City’s Community Gardens program here.