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Community Garden

BEC's Community Garden Program

We are so happy to be able to recognize, share and celebrate the incredible power of our soil and climate to provide us with the plants that we humans love; food, flowers and medicine. Putting our hands in the dirt has the power to heal our hearts and minds. The soil binds us to the cycles of nature and each other. Join us in this great community project!

Butte Environmental Council manages the Oak Way Community Garden, located at 8th Ave & Highway 32 (Nord). The garden is adjacent to the Oak Way Community Park. BEC entered into a no-cost lease with the City of Chico for the use of the land and we are now leasing out plots to members of the community.

Are you interested in gardening with us?

  • If you are a current gardener at the Oak Way Community Garden, plot fee renewals for 2020 are due by March 1st. Please come by the BEC Office (313 Walnut St, Suite 140) and speak with our Business Manager, Anna, on Monday's and Wednesday's from 9 AM - 4 PM. *Plots that are not renewed by March 1st will be rented to someone else.

  • If you are interested in renting a plot this year, please come into the office and speak with Anna during the days and times above. We will either get you signed up that day or place your name on a waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as one is available.

More About the Oak Way Community Garden


There are two main plot sizes, 15x15 and 25x25, and each plot comes with its own water spigot. Plot leases run March to February. Regulations and rates can vary each year, please call the BEC Office at (530) 891-6424 to inquire about the current year's rates.

There is a portion of the Oak Way Garden that has smaller plots in various shapes and sizes that will be available in 2020. They range from sizes 4 X 8 - 8 X 16 and prices $30 - $65 per year. To inquire about these plots, please call the BEC Office.

Please Review Garden Rules & Agreements Here

Oak Way Garden, Butte Environmental Council