Riley Lane Garden

The Riley Lane Gardens, located at 9th St and Riley Lane in Manhattan, is the oldest community garden in Kansas. Created in 1974, the property is leased from the City of Manhattan. 130 plots are available for gardening.

Returning Gardener Signups (Fall 2021/Winter 2022):

** MASKS WELCOME AT SIGNUPS **

* November 7th (Sunday) Annual Meeting and Returning gardener signup at 3:30 pm (Location TBA)

* December 1st (Wednesday) from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

* January 10th (Monday) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

New Gardener and Returning Gardeners adding plots:

** MASKS WELCOME AT SIGNUPS **

* February 5th (Saturday) from 9:30 – 10:30 am at UFM Solar Addition

* February 23rd (Wednesday) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

* March 7th (Monday) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

–> UFM is located at 1221 Thurston St in Manhattan. Parking lot in the alley between Kearney and Thurston

No specific plot can be guaranteed.

PLOT RENTAL APPLICATION

LOW INCOME GUIDELINES

PLOT RENTAL FEES
Manhattan Community Garden Home Page

Additional Information

Listed below is some addition information about the gardens. If you have any questions, please email communitygarden@tryufm.org.

Plot rental for Riley Lane Plots varies by plot because the plots vary in size. There is also a $20 deposit. Low income gardeners pay a reduced fee also depending on plot plus a $10 deposit. Fees cover the costs of operating the program. Water, mulch, tools, and advice are available as part of the fee.  Plot Rental by Plot for Riley Lane Garden.

There are 130 plots available at Riley Lane. Come to a signup event to see what plots are open for rental.

Peace Pole

In 1995, the Manhattan Community Garden was awarded a Peace Pole, a project founded in Japan by the International Peace Pole Society. This award recognized projects that unite the community for cooperation and peace. The pole is mounted at the Community Garden on Riley Lane.