Where to find us
Franklin’s Corner Community Garden is located at the intersection of 9th & Franklin. By vehicle, proceed east on Franklin to 10th Street, turn right and proceed one block to Larch, turn right. For Bicycle and Pedestrians, access directly off the Coyner Trail system. By transit, route 5 and 6.
About the space where we built the garden
- Turfed and fully irrigated.
- Maintained by Public Works (irrigation, mowing, etc.)
- Stormwater issues at Larch & 9th as this basin collects for almost entire area.
- Property maintained but not utilized.
- BPRD Coyner trail connection
- Located in what is considered a banana-belt, ideal for growing conditions
- Full sun exposure
- Focus on sustainability.
- Demonstration Rain Garden (Stormwater infiltration system) to resolve stormwater issue.
- Removal of maintenance heavy and water hungry turf. Partial retrofit with water wise native fescue mix.
- Removal of existing non efficient pop-up spray heads, replacement with Toro Precision head (uses a fraction of the water of existing heads), drip and bubbler systems.
- Utilize portion of stormwater infiltration area as base for first entirely ADA accessible community garden.
- Sponsored plots for low income neighbors and families with children.
- Removal of three junipers to enhance water conservation. Replaced with edible food forest.
- Four beds designed specifically for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
- Plot fees to offset cost of irrigation of site.
- Transitioned from maintained by Public Works staff to maintained entirely by volunteers.
- First entirely ADA accessible community garden
- Demonstration Rain Garden
- Native Pollinators for bees and butterflies
- Demonstration The Right Tree in the Right Place urban forest
- Edible Food Forest
- Sustainable water wise landscape plan
- Maintained entirely by volunteers
- Community gardens for community including low income neighbors, veterans, those with disabilities and limited mobility.
- Utilizing lot which was purchased with SDC funds, which has since been maintained by Public Works staff but has not been utilized for any meaningful purpose, into a full purpose area that will support local school and neighborhood needs.
- High visibility to community.
- Meets multiple focus points of Bend 2030 community vision plan.