Sunshine Community Gardens has been in existence since 1979 with over 150 plots available for lease on our 4-acres of land in north central Austin. The land is licensed to us at no cost through the generous support of Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Sunshine Community Gardens (SCG) is a Project of Community Garden Initiative of Central Texas, Inc.
SCG prides itself in providing an urban oasis for local Austin dwellers to grow their own organic food and flowers. SCG is an all volunteer organization with no paid staff. With the assistance of a local grower, our Annual Spring Plant Sale & Benefit the first Saturday of March allows us to keep our low rental fees and provide funds for maintenance of our grounds, tools, compost operation and tractor. Thousands of people attend the event looking for the first available Austin area spring transplants for their gardens – tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, herbs and much more are sold to benefit the gardens. On the grounds is an office trailer, GardenPort and greenhouse that provides space to grow our own transplants from seed for our Fall Garden Plant Sale.
SCG supports educational endeavors with school garden tours, donations of seed and plants to local youth groups & schools and providing meeting space for lectures. A number of garden plots are set aside as designated gardens to grow fresh produce for the Micah 6 Food Bank. Our office trailer provides meeting space for other organizations. The website can be found at www.sunshinecommunitygardens.org.
Office trailer, Tool Shed, Greenhouse, GardenPort, Tractor Shed.
Restroom facilities, kitchen, meeting space, compost area.