Kerr Community Garden, Louisville


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The Kerr Community Garden is located at the Harney Lastoka Open Space, just south of the intersection of Highway 42 and South Boulder Road in Louisville.

The Harney-Lastoka Open Space is jointly owned by the City of Louisville, the City of Lafayette and Boulder County. The property creates an open space between Louisville and Lafayette and maintains the agricultural heritage of the property. The Kerr Community Garden contains 43 plots of different sizes, a tool shed and apple orchard. The garden opened in May of 2008.


2014 Program Fees Kerr Garden
Plot Size Seasonal Plot Fee Reduced Rate Plot Fee* Seasonal Water Fee Total Non-
Reduced Rate Fees
20 x 20 (400 sq ft)
$100.00 $50.00 $110.00 $210.00
10 x 20 (200 sq ft)
$65.00 $33.00 $59.00 $124.00
8 x 16 (128 sq ft)
Raised bed
$65.00 $33.00 $43.00 $108.00
4 x 8 (32 sq ft)
Raised bed
$43.00 $22.00 $22.00 $65.00


Once you have received your garden plot assignment you may apply for a reduced rate. Please see the Reduced Rate Application to determine if you qualify.

Will be sent renewal information on January 15, 2014. Existing gardeners have first priority to renew their plots before February 5, 2014. After that date open plots will be offered to individuals off the wait-list.


NEW GARDENER WAIT LIST (found on the Community Garden Homepage) 
If you are a NEW gardener and would like a plot in 2014, you are required to add your name to the 2014 wait-list beginning January 8, 2014. Please Study the Map to Community Garden Locations to determine which garden would be most convenient for you. In late February we will contact individuals on the wait-list on a first come first served basis starting with those who signed up beginning January 8, 2014. We will call once and leave a voice mail message if we do not reach you in person. If you do not respond to the voice mail message within 24 hours, we will move on to the next person on the list. We will not contact anyone via email, if your phone number changes after you sign up for the wait-list, it is your responsibility to alert us of that change. By signing up on the wait-list you agree to these terms.


Use of water should always be controlled. Drip systems and timers are required. All gardeners must purchase a drip irrigation system for their garden plot by June 15 of the garden season for which they are registered. Drip irrigation is watering at a slow rate (or drip) right at the roots of plants. Root irrigation is a good water conservation choice because it provides a deeper level of watering than surface watering, which is prone to wastage due to evaporation and runoff. Check drip irrigation systems for leaks on a regular basis.

Prior to May 15th and after September 15th timers and drip must be detached from the spigot overnight due to the dangers of frost. During these times, gardeners may use sprinklers or water by hand. Gardeners may not leave garden hoses in use unattended unless using a drip irrigation system. Gardeners cannot use sprinkler irrigation between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00 pm. Drip irrigation or watering by a hand can be done at any time. Drip irrigation can be purchased locally. 



Growing Gardens has received many questions about the possibility of building additional raised beds at Kerr Community Garden. We have contacted Boulder County to discuss this option in the garden plots. The goal is to preserve the overall look of the original garden and the infrastructure that Boulder County built. The smaller of the two types of raised beds were designed with the intention to provide wheel chair accessible gardens. The County requests that all plots remain as built. We understand that some of you may want a small walk way through your garden or edging to define smaller garden beds within your plot. With that in mind, gardeners are welcome to put an edging around their garden or around smaller plots within their gardens. These may be no higher than 6" off the ground and must be natural, untreated lumber. Railroad ties, treated lumber and small structures are not permissible at Kerr Community Garden. Please remember that any edging that is put in place must be within your plot boundaries.