Andy’s Unity Park Community Garden

Our half-acre community teaching garden at Andy’s Unity Park in southwest Santa Rosa, is a place where the Moorland community grows food, tends the land, learns about organic gardening methods, connects with the natural world, and gathers together for positive action and belonging. It was established after a process of community input in 2018.

How to Get Involved

You are warmly invited to experience the garden through one of our many program opportunities: 

  • Tend your own garden plot. We have a plots currently available. You will need to sign an agreement.
  • Weed, mulch, and build rain catchment systems and greenhouses at our volunteer workdays. 
  • Volunteer for our Free Summer Lunch program (in partnership with Redwood Empire Food Bank). 
  • Participate in iRead Outside or other programs in the garden. 
  • Join us for seasonal gatherings.  

We also welcome students from local schools for field trips and group stewardship in our teaching garden! Please contact us to arrange a date ahead of time. 

Contact LandPaths’ Bilingual Garden Specialist Jonathan Bravo at jbravo@landpaths.org or (707) 703-3321 to find out more information about how to sign up for a garden plot or any other garden activities.

Join us for drop-in volunteer workdays! 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 5pm
  • We provide the equipment. 
  • Bring garden gloves, if you have them. 
  • Please follow LandPaths’ Covid protocols for volunteers and participants. You can find those here.

History

Andy’s Unity Park is a 4.4 acre in the Moorland Avenue neighborhood of southwest Santa Rosa. One of the newest additions to the Sonoma County Regional Parks system, the park is located near the site where Andy Lopez, a 13-year-old neighborhood youth, was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in 2013. A beautiful memorial created by the community honors Andy’s life. 

During the park’s collaborative design process, neighborhood leaders asked LandPaths to create a space similar to Bayer Farm. They sought not only a community garden but a place that improved the surrounding physical and social conditions. Landpaths honored their wishes and we are proud to say a thriving garden exists on what was once a vacant lot. We couldn’t have done without the support and participation of dedicated volunteers and donors.

Questions about Andy’s Unity Park Community Garden? 

Omar Gallardo
New Audiences Manager 
707. 544.7284 x 103
omar@landpaths.org 

Participate

Volunteer at Andy's Unity Park

Grow food, pull weeds, build compost, tend native plants and vineyards, work with youth, and help support our thriving community garden program at Andy’s Unity Park.

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