The VAL Community Garden, otherwise known as the Dutchtown Community Garden, is located between Virginia Avenue, Alabama Avenue, and Liberty Street in Dutchtown. The garden has several raised beds available for personal and communal use. Another portion of the garden is dedicated to providing fresh produce to the St. Anthony Food Pantry.

Join the VAL Community Garden Facebook Group to see what’s going on at the garden.

Support Dutchtown’s Community Garden

The VAL Garden needs your help to keep things running! Your donation helps pay for needs such as:

  • Stocking the soil and mulch corrals
  • Providing starter seeds and plants for gardeners
  • Keeping the adjacent large lot on Virginia mowed
  • Maintaining garden beds and tools (hoses, lawn mowers, etc.)

Donate to the VAL Garden

The VAL Community Garden in Dutchtown.

How You Can Get Involved

Garden With Us

Garden beds are assigned at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to individual beds, VAL features select communal garden beds and part of the perimeter wall for anyone to maintain or harvest from. For more information about volunteering or reserving a bed, contact Dona Coleman at or 314-960-8846.

A gardener tending to beds at the VAL Garden in Dutchtown, St. Louis, MO.

Harvest With Us

The VAL Garden’s communal and wall perimeter beds are for everyone to enjoy! Each season, the garden grows fruits, vegetables, and flowers in specially marked beds. Stop by and pick some fresh produce and flowers anytime – even if you aren’t gardening with us this season! We also encourage people to check out our blessing box that is filled with non-perishable food and other household needs.

A sign at the VAL Garden in Dutchtown that reads "Berries on the wall are for everyone!"

Contact the VAL Garden

For information on helping out with communal plots or finding out about future openings at the VAL Garden, contact Dona Coleman at or 314-960-8846.

Beds at the VAL Garden in Dutchtown, St. Louis, MO.
A young child at the VAL Garden in Dutchtown, St. Louis, MO.