The Juneau Community Garden Association is a non-profit organization of local gardening enthusiasts formed in 1990. Through an agreement with the City and Borough of Juneau, four acres of public land were made available for gardening, education, and charitable use.
Until 100 years ago the area was covered by glacial ice. It served as a race track, sawmill, archery range, and garbage dump before conversion to garden plots. Raised beds, storage and event buildings, pump and water system, and fencing have been constructed. And a whole lot of soil has been created.