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.

2020 Free Summer Lunch Program

LandPaths’ Free Summer Lunch Program at Bayer Farm and Andy’s Unity Park Community Garden runs through August 7, 2020. Pick up for the entire week on Mondays at 10am.

Parents and guardians of any children under the age of 18 can pick up lunch for their children to take home. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Our wonderful volunteers are also taking precautions and practicing mask-wearing and social-distancing as they distribute lunches. 

Thank you to our partner at the City of Santa Rosa at Bayer Farm, and our partner at Sonoma County Regional Parks at Andy’s Unity Park Community Garden. Thank you to Redwood Empire Food Bankfor providing the meals. 

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El Programa de Almuerzo de Verano Gratis de LandPaths en Bayer Farm y el Jardín Comunitario Unity Park de Andy comenzó hoy y termina el 7 de agosto. Funciona de lunes a viernes de 10 a 11 am.

Los padres y tutores de cualquier niño menor de edad para recoger el almuerzo para que sus hijos se lleven a casa. Use una máscara y practique el distanciamiento social.

El maravilloso voluntariado también toma precauciones y practican el uso de máscaras y el distanciamiento social mientras distribuyen almuerzos.

Gracias a nuestro socio en la Ciudad de Santa Rosa en Bayer Farm, y nuestro socio en los Parques Regionales del Condado de Sonoma en el Jardín Comunitario Unity Park de Andy. Gracias a Redwood Empire Food Bank por proporcionar las comidas.

How to Get Involved 

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

  • 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). 
  • Tend your own garden plot.
  • Participate in iRead Outside or other programs in the garden. 
  • Join us for a potluck or 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. 

Join us for drop-in volunteer workdays! 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm to 5pm 
  • Second Saturday of the month, 9am to 12pm 
  • We provide the equipment. 
  • Bring garden gloves, if you have them. 

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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