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An organic vegetable community garden

Run by the gardeners since 1985

Feeding ourselves and our community through organic gardening

The Charmaine Nymann Community Garden is located in beautiful Bear Creek Regional Park, on the west side of Colorado Springs. It is the oldest community garden in the Pikes Peak Region, with some of the best amended soil anywhere.

Gardeners who rent a plot become members of the Bear Creek Garden Association (BCGA), a Colorado non-profit corporation, which runs the garden under a Land Use Agreement with El Paso County.

Bear Creek Garden Association Handbook

The Bear Creek Garden Association Handbook has been written by multiple gardeners over the years to provide advice about the growing season, vegetable varieties that do well at the Charmaine Nymann Community Garden, early seed starting, square foot gardening, garden rules and local resources. We are happy to share it with the community. The handbook can be viewed or downloaded using this link.

Work a plot

Learn how the garden operates, important information for gardeners, and how to claim your plot.

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Support the garden

The garden needs your support each year to bring a herd of goats to Bear Creek Regional Park.

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