The COMMONS are the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately, and cared for by the COMMUNITY.

Garden Location and Hours

The Growing Project’s primary location is a public garden surrounded by a city parking lot behind the FoCo Cafe.

In 2018, TGP reclaimed this urban space to create a community sanctuary for growing, learning, and connecting. The site is a former parking lot and soil contamination means that we use raised beds, not in-ground planting, in the garden. The Commons Garden is located at 225 Maple Street, Fort Collins, 80521 – just west of the Downtown Transit Center.

The garden has no gates or locks and is therefore “open” 24/7. The City of Fort Collins sends security through in the overnight hours, and The Growing Project stewards the space from 7am – 8pm.

Garden Goals

To provide a safe, educational, and regenerative space for TGP programs
To grow food in, with, and for the community
To demonstrate regenerative growing techniques in an urban setting
To provide an edible and educational sanctuary for people to gather in the middle of downtown Fort Collins

Garden Norms

This garden is a place to build and care for relationships with land. Land includes people, animals, plants, microbes, air, water, wind, soil, and so much more. We all have value. Please treat this space and those within it with respect.
This garden is for EVERYONE, and all are welcome. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or violence in this space. Please be kind to yourself and others.
This is a community space. Please be open to sharing tables, benches, knowledge, laughs, and smiles with others. 
All of the food in this garden goes back into our community through a variety of programs and partnerships. If you would like to harvest from the garden, please only take what you need and make sure to leave some for others.