Kesher Community Garden

Our mission is to cultivate community by blending human values and education with the Earth’s natural life cycle through cooperative organic gardening and stewardship.

The Kesher Community Garden features garden patches for community members to rent, a beehive that keeps the garden abuzz with helpful pollinators, and a young orchard that produced its first harvest in fall 2013. Several local restaurateurs also rent patches and grow fresh vegetables for their restaurants.

Our garden is also a great place to get an education. We have learning beds where kids in our Early Childhood School and summer camps can get their hands dirty and explore the natural world. We also host lectures about organic practices, gardening, composting, and more.

The garden is also a great place to sit and relax. Enjoy a few moments of quiet and sunshine on the benches and chairs, or wander the paths and enjoy our gardeners’ green thumbs. You can also rent the garden for your next meeting or event.

For more information, contact Garden Manager Jenny Whalen.

Rent a Patch

Annual Rental Fees
(First-time renters pay a $25 registration fee, included in price)

Plot Returning Gardener New Gardener
10′ x 10′ $70 $95
Raised Bed $50 $75

The SJCC Kesher Community Garden is an organic garden, so plants on the state’s noxious weed list are not permitted. Gardeners must fully utilize their plot. They are responsible for tilling, cultivating, watering, weeding, fertilizing, end-of-season clean-up, and other care of their plots. Participants are also asked to perform a minimum of eight hours of volunteer service in the garden each year to help beautify and maintain common grounds and surrounding areas.


Help us keep our garden beautiful. Our volunteers may work at a garden lecture or other events – welcoming people, directing guests, acting as a garden docent, and offering refreshments.

For more information, contact Garden Manager Jenny Whalen.


A vital component of the SJCC Kesher Community Garden is nurturing enduring partnerships with our community. Our vision is to be an all-encompassing destination for the Jewish community and a therapeutic space for gathering, outdoor education, stewardship, and sustainability.

We’re grateful for the following partnerships:

  • The Jewish Farm School
  • Hazon
  • The Kavana Cooperative
  • Jewish Family Service of Seattle
  • R.P. Guerrero Farms
  • Oxbow Organic Farm and Education Center
  • Yellow Wood Academy (formerly, ETC Preparatory Academy)
  • Crest High School
  • Kesher Garden Committee

Please consider making a gift to support the SJCC Kesher Community Garden. Your gift delivers training, programming, food donations, and much more. Thank you for making an impact.

Rent the Garden

The Kesher Community Garden is available to rent for your next meeting or party. For more information, contact Garden Manager Jenny Whalen.



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