Martial Cottle Park Community Education Center
Address: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
Directions: Entry to the Park is free. Parking is $6. There are walkways in the Park to our garden location.
Visiting hours: Our parcel is open to the public when the park is open. Our workdays are Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–noon. We welcome Martial Cottle Park Volunteers and the public. So stop by, roll up your sleeves and attend a class, participate in an event or just help garden.
The extraordinary presence of this garden within a 287 acre agricultural setting in a County and State Park provides a unique learning environment for the public. Community hands-on training to support and encourage healthy communities and ecosystems through sustainable landscape practices is the main focus. Water conservation, green waste reduction and local sustainable gardening practices are just a few of the classes we plan to deliver to youth and adults in a hands-on learning environment.
You can help!
We welcome community volunteers at the garden. If you enjoy working outside in a garden (or even indoors in a greenhouse!), we'd love to have you join us (note that we require all volunteers to sign a UC ANR waiver form). Our work days are Wednesday and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.–noon, you can come for all or part of the time. Whether you come out to help or not, you can get updates about the project including work-day information by signing up for our mailing list.