Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept compost donations?

No, we do not accept outside compost.

Can I take compost from the garden?

No. The Golden Community Garden pays for our compost from plot fees and donations, and is for gardening within garden bounds only.

Do you accept used coffee grounds?

No, we already have plenty of nitrogen-rich bits in our compost! The City of Golden has a curbside compost pickup program.

What are the plot sizes and fees for 2019?

A small plot is roughly 10x10 feet and is $50 for the year, including overwintering.

A large plot is roughly 10x20 feet and is $100 for the year, including overwintering.

Can I grow in my plot year-round?

Yes! Gardeners are encouraged to grow goodness in their plots year-round. Overwintering garlic is an excellent way to build up some great soil and have a head-start on the season with bigger bulbs than spring planted garlic. You are also welcome to use row cover within your plot or plant a cover crop.

I am a Colorado School of Mines student and want to garden, but don’t think that I can devote enough time to a plot of my own. Is there a way to share a plot with other CSM students?

Yes! CSM has the Earthworks Club, which has a beautiful large plot at the Garden. Contact us to be put in touch, or visit the student activities webpage for more information.