The COLLEGE AREA COMMUNITY GARDEN (CACG) is a privately run, non-profit [IRS 501(c)3], community-based organic garden/urban farm with an attractive network of raised bed garden plots and related improved areas. Since we are on private land directly next door to San Diego State University, we foster a greater sense of community between local residents and all university students, faculty, administration and affiliates. The garden is set up to be sustained in part by charging very affordable yearly fees for raised planter bed leases.
In partnership with local subject matter experts, the CACG sponsors educational workshops and classes on organic farming practices, planet-friendly agricultural methods and water-wise collection and irrigation methods. The workshops and classes promote healthy soils, water, urban gardening, food crops and ecosystems. We coordinate our efforts with other local and regional community gardens as well as local, state and national organizations and government agencies.
Goal Statements (pdf)
Bylaws of the College Area Community Garden (pdf)
Statements of Support
Marti Emerald, former SD City Council, (CACC Newsletter) Sept., 2016
Dr. Elliot Hirshman, SDSU President, December, 2014
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob , May 30, 2013
Marti Emerald, Urban Corps Grant, May 28, 2013
College View Estates Association, March 2013
Honoring past organic gardeners
Ben Bertram (1906-1999). A follower of Adele Davis, Henry's father began organic gardening in Los Angeles in 1923. (photo taken in 1995)