STMA Community Garden Guidelines & Application



Garden Assignments 

  • Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in March. Please note, City Hall closes at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Preference is given to residents of the cities of St. Michael and Albertville.
  • Returning gardeners who complete their registrations by the deadline receive preference for garden plots.
  • Applications are available online or may be picked up at St. Michael City Hall. They will be accepted in-person at City Hall or can be sent via US Mail on or after March 1 of the year of application.
  • In-person applications are recommended because available plots fill quickly.



Garden Plot Information

  • 32 - 15 ft  X 15 ft plots available
  • Up to six larger plots - approximately 32 ft X 15 ft available

Sharing a Plot

  • Two households may share a plot.
  • A full application and parking waiver is required from everyone using the gardens.
  • Fee may be split or paid by one household.

Garden Cancellations

  • If you decide not to use your garden plot, contact the City of St. Michael at (763) 416-7907 immediately.
  • If your garden plot is reassigned, your fee will be refunded.
  • No refunds are given after June 7, 2024.

Garden Fees

  • 15 ft X 15 ft plots are $25 per season
  • 32 ft X 15 ft plots are $50 per season
  • All gardener's must submit a separate $25 deposit per season
    • Deposit needs to be turned in to St. Michael City Hall | 11800 Town Center Drive NE
    • Deposit should be a check in a sealed envelope with the gardener’s name and address printed on the outside.
    • The deposit will be kept secure at St. Michael City Hall and will be returned at the end of the season to gardeners who adequately maintain their plot.


Garden Expectations

  • Gardeners are responsible for actively maintaining their plot and surrounding wood chip paths 2 or 3 times per week.
  • Maintenance includes keeping the areas free of weeds, trash and pests.
  • Gardeners must ONLY park in the JATC Technical School parking lot. 
    • Gardeners are required to sign a parking waiver and submit it with their garden plot application.
    • NO PARKING is allowed on the street or in the Community Garden field.
  • Community Garden news will be sent via email from Grow It STMA. Indicate on your application if you prefer to be contacted by phone.


Community Garden Application and Information