East Valencia Urban Garden Program

Check out the East Valencia Urban Gardens Program Facebook page  for all the exciting news and updates on this amazing community garden project in El Cerro and Meadow Lake!

The East Valencia Urban Gardens Program was created from a series of community meetings concerned about becoming more resilient to climate change, specifically with regards to the local food system. As a result, EVUGP supports creating and coordinating community farming and gardening projects to increase the following: access to local fresh fruits and vegetables, economic opportunities, youth and community activities, and soil and water conservation.



EVUGP is currently addressing these goals by:

  • coordinating and establishing TWO community gardens, in El Cerro Mission and Meadow Lake;. 
  • working with The Kids' Club in Meadow Lake to learn about food and farming and to begin gardening;
  • providing local workshops for the community;
  • installing water harvesting models at the El Cerro and Meadow Lake Community Centers; 
  • connecting community members to educational and funding resources to start backyard gardens and small-scale farms; 
  • connecting community members and groups to the Financial Assistance Program to encourage water harvesting, cover crops, erosion reduction, native planting, vegetable gardening, and other projects related to sustainable agriculture;
  • expanding the program to better meet the greater Valencia County and create opportunities for community members. 


Join the community gardens!

We have regularly scheduled work days at the community gardens and you can join anytime!


Meadow Lake: Thursdays and Saturday, 9:30 - 11:30am


El Cerro: Tuesdays - 4:30-6:30pm and Fridays - 8:30 - 10:30am


Wish List

The East Valencia Community Garden relies on donations from the community to support the start of the community gardens so that the opportunity remains free for participants. If you have items to donate to the garden please contact Lindsey at EVUrbanGardens@gmail.com or call 406-599-8121. Thank you!!



Tool Shed

Fence (horse, chain link o rabbit)

Straw bails (old or new)




Metal Gates for trellising

Picnic Tables

Plant Pot Containers



PVC piping

6 mm greenhouse plastic

EMT metal piping

Weed Fabric


4x4 and 2x4

shade netting

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PO Box 170

Belen, NM 87002


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM  87002


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Office will be closed in observance of these days.

Tuesday, January 1st New Year’s Day

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