Marina Tree and Garden Club

Goodwill Food Garden Project has closed as of May 2021

Goodwill garden 2011


Founded November 2011

The garden was located on Imjin Parkway between 2nd and 3rd avenue in Marina, California.

The Marina Tree and Garden Club had  agreements with Goodwill Industries to maintain 18 of the 88 raised beds that were on the property. The larger project was created by Iris Peppard, of Everyone's Harvest, in conjunction with Goodwill Industries that owns the property. This project was funded in part by grants from the Department of Agriculture and was a great opportunity for various groups and organizations to grow food in a community based setting.

The agencies in the garden were HOPE Services, the Veterans Transition Center, The Community Wellness Center, Shoreline Culinary Arts program, and Marina Tree and Garden Club. Everyone's Harvest had service learning opportunities for students through California State University Monterey Bay. Student service learners were an integral part of developing the garden. This has fostered a deeper respect in students for how to grow food and maintain a garden. We will all deeply miss the people, community and this garden.

Goodwill Garden

The garden had many interesting features, such as a CSUMB student constructed fog catcher, a H├╝gelkultur mound (also built by a CSUMB student), pollinator plantings, straw bale demo area, sheet mulching, windrow composting, and native plants that are still visible along Imjin Parkway. More historic images of garden activities can be viewed on our facebook site. @marinatreeandgardenclub

Goodwill Garden

PLEASE NOTE: The Goodwill Garden closed as of May 31, 2021.

It is with sadness that we announce that our 10 years in one of the largest community garden projects on the Monterey Peninsula has come to an end.


Urban Gardens Project Report

Results from the UC Santa Cruz Biodiversity in Urban Gardens Project Report Summer 2017 with Monika Egerer from the Environmental Studies Department in Santa Cruz. This report covers beneficial insects, pollination, pest control and water conservation, and ultimately foodaccess and well-being for gardeners!

Click here


Photos: Juli Hofmann