The Bounty Garden is a non-profit program committed to providing a source of fresh organic vegetables to the local food banks in Contra Costa County , California. Here, volunteers of all ages come together in a hands-on program to learn about growing sustainable, organic vegetables all while becoming a part of the answer to food insecurity in our community.
The Bounty Garden produced its first crops in 2013. Over the last nine years, volunteers in the Bounty Garden have provided over 23,000 pounds of organic produce to local food banks. There are currently 43 raised beds in the Bounty Garden. Each bed is planted, tended and harvested by one or more volunteers and produces nearly 80 pounds of produce each year.
Our beautiful Bay Area climate permits the garden to be open for most of the year. Between growing seasons, a cover crop is planted in each bed to restore and rejuvenate our soil. The soil is further enhanced by the addition of compost from our own compost piles and other organic amendments. Our temperate climate, sound organic practices, careful watering and the watchful eyes of our volunteers are the secrets to our growing success.