Stober Community Garden

Plots are built, fence is installed, water is on and we are ready to garden this year! Sign up for your plot now!

Putting nature into our students’ hands and investing in our neighborhood + community.

There has never been a better time to help our children get outside or to have a way for neighbors to connect. This garden will be the hallmark of our neighborhood and our school.

Together, Applewood, we can do this!!

Ways We Need You

Here’s how we need your support to get the garden up and running:

  1. Sign up on the first-come, first-served waitlist for a plot! There are 25 plots available for community members, including wheelchair-friendly raised beds and our school beds.
  2. Volunteer with us! We are currently looking for help with organizing events and workdays, email/ communications support, etc.
  3. Donate to our garden!
  4. Shop at our Stober Garden Store! By shopping here, you’re supporting our garden and our new outdoor classroom.
  5. The first year is underway, but let’s keep this a strong garden. Would you like to volunteer and/or be on the leadership team? We would love to have you join us and be involved behind the scenes!
  6. Spread the word! Let your neighbors, local business, etc. know about this.
Schools are where communities are centered,
where the future is grown,
and where we all learn.

What the garden will do for our neighborhood

Provide a beautiful space where students will get to spend time outdoors getting fresh air and learning to garden!

Help students dig their hands and minds into their lessons about health, geology, nourishment, weather, and more!

Bring neighbors together in a safe, nourishing community space.

Stober Community Garden in Numbers


homes in our Stober Elementary community


students each year stepping foot in the garden


garden beds that are lovingly tended


opportunities for learning about the earth, improving our nutrition, and connecting with community.

Make a donation to the garden here!!

What our community is saying:

Expose kids to hands-on science, get them outside and teach them where food comes from!

As a member of the Stober PTA and parent of a second grader, I’m thrilled about the forthcoming community garden at Stober Elementary School.  I love that it will expose kids to hands-on science, get them outside and teach them where food comes from!

Sara Ewing
Stober Parent, Member of Stober PTA,
Applewood Resident

[It’s] for folks of all ages to be outdoors, get their hands in the soil, and connect”

“A community garden attached to the neighborhood school provides a space for folks of all ages to be outdoors, get their hands in the soil, and connect with others they might not have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. I look forward to this addition to our lovely community.”

Dianna Cooper-Ribner
Neighbors of Stober Elementary
Applewood Resident

“We can promote lifelong curiosity in our youth”

“Having a garden at Stober will foster the hands-on learning, collaboration, and civic engagement that we value so much. By taking learning outside of our brick-and-mortar building, we can promote lifelong curiosity in our youth.” 

Robbie Stone
1st Grade Teacher
Stober Elementary