Non-member info

Requests for San Francisco garden plots go through the City. We receive a list from them and contact potential members from there.

Here are three questions we ask to determine if you can join:

1.  Are you a resident of San Francisco, and do you have a plot at any other community garden in San Francisco?
2.  Are you willing to garden your plot year round, meaning tend in and around your plot in the dead of winter even if that means just keeping the area free of weeds?
3.  Are you willing to do 12 hours of garden community service every year, outside of the work to garden your own plot?

Topics to Consider Before you Apply

As a community run garden, we agree to participate according to a set of guidelines. Please review the garden agreements before you apply. A few highlights to consider when deciding to become a member include:

  • We adhere to organic practices.
  • We are a community of gardeners with a requirement of contributing 12 hours per year toward general garden maintenance (pro-rated for new gardeners). These hours can be earned through participating in or leading monthly garden work days, attending steering committee meetings, or taking on special projects. They are a great opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and participate in our community. We have a lot of fun doing them.
  • Contribute yearly dues of $30 ($15 for older adults 65+)

We hope you can join our community of gardeners. Please feel free to email with any questions:
If you are interested, please sign up on the wait list.

To Sign up for the Waitlist

  • Click on the “Garden Wait List Sign Up” button
  • You will be taken to a form, and in the “Garden Name” dropdown, select “White Crane Springs Community Garden”
  • Fill out the rest of the information and submit

If you have questions about the waitlist, please email SF Rec and Park at

To Visit during Public Open Hours

White Crane Springs is open to the public during our monthly workdays. Workdays are alternating first Saturdays and first Sundays of the month, from 10 a.m.–noon, followed by a community potluck and gathering from noon–1 p.m.