The Thane Community Garden Association, or TCGA, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in February 2021 to establish and maintain the Thane Community Garden.
The purposes of the Thane Community Garden Association are:
To foster, promote, and encourage the art, science, and practice of organic, pesticide-free, low environmental impact gardening for food security and food sustainability;
To provide garden plots (at a reasonable fee to be set annually by the Association’s Board of Directors) for the use of individual, families, and nonprofit organizations to grow food organically for themselves, their families, and/or community members;
To provide a setting for social and educational exchange of information and ideas concerning organic gardening for food production, among the members of the Association and between the members of the Association and those knowledgeable in the organic growing of food crops, such as Master Gardeners; and
To undertake responsibility for the operation and management of the Thane Community Garden and to conduct all relationships with other persons and organizations related to that management function.
The Thane Community Garden is located at 4451 Thane Road, just past the Sheep Creek Bridge where the old hatchery used to be. The mailing address is:
Thane Community Garden Association
5875 Thane Road
Juneau, AK 99801
The Thane Community Garden was built in 2023, with 20 4x20 raised gardening beds, a shed, a compost bin, a fence, and an irrigation system. In 2024, a greenhouse will be erected that will have 10 gardening plots. Gardener members in good standing may retain their primary gardening space from year to year as long as they annually apply for that gardening space.
All gardening spaces -- raised beds and greenhouse plots -- cost $50 per gardening space. Gardener members must perform at least 5 hours of volunteer service each year and are asked to maintain a gardening log. Long-term plans for the garden include adding more raised gardening beds, addressing drainage issues, adding electricity to the site, and adding communal gardening areas for growing raspberries and climbing plants such as beans and peas.