Community Gardens Now Accepting Applications

The Red Raider Community Gardens at Elm Street Elementary School is now accepting gardener applications for the 2023 growing season. Garden plots are available at 585 Elm Street including 4’ x 8’ raised beds for $25 and 10’ x 20’ in-ground beds for $40. The Community Gardens season is from April 1 through November 15.


Applications are available in person at Elm Street Elementary School, Painesville City Local Schools Board Office, Painesville City Hall 

and Morley Library. Applications are also available online at


Red Raider Community Gardens is a collaborative effort between Painesville City Local Schools, the City of Painesville, First Church Congregational, Lake Erie College, the Lake County General Health District and a handful of volunteers from the Lake County Master Gardeners. This year, the group received funding from the Lake County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to build a shed and fence to enclose the garden.


For more information about the organization, contact 440-487-1292 or [email protected].