Community Development

Community Garden

Welcome to  the "Common Grounds" Community Garden page!

The Common Ground Community Garden officially opened on May 16, 2009.  Thirty-two plots were cultivated ranging in size from 6' x 12' to 12' x 24' consisting of perennial, annuals and/or vegetable gardens.

The garden project was inspired by the seventh Community Book Read through the Saginaw Charter Township Community Schools.  The book for 2009 was called "Seedfolks."  In the novel, 13 people - old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, cheerful -- transform a Cleveland neighborhood with the planting of a community garden.

The garden today is the result of cooperation and hard work of volunteers and gardeners.  There are currently 72 garden plots.  Each garden is tended and harvested by a specific group, organization or individual.  They each provide their own plants and maintain their plot.  Water is available via a "water key" from the Community Development Department located at Township Hall, 4980 Shattuck, in the lower level. 

Keys shall be turned in at the end of the season by November 1.  You may keep your garden every year until you choose to turn it back in.  Requests for specific plots will be fulfilled if at all possible.

If you are interested in your own garden plot or have any questions, please contact Saginaw Charter Township's Community Development Department at (989) 791-9865.

Application for a garden plot                   

Guidelines and Rules

List of Organic Pesticides