Clare’s Food Garden

Clare’s Food Garden grows fruits and vegetables for local food providers. It is also a meditative venue for St. Clare’s Episcopal Church.

Who we are

Map of Garden

(Created with Garden Planner at /trial with many thanks)

Located on National Park Road between North and South Valley Rd behind St. Clare’s Episcopal Church


Clare’s Food Garden was started in October of 2020 by Anne Vincent and Bruce Daggy on land donated by St. Clare’s Episcopal Church. By the end of 2021 the garden had 4 100 ft beds, a Pollinator Garden, an herb garden, a Hugelkultur bed, and 18 fruit trees. Our 2021 season resulted in about 2,000 pounds of food. Anne and Bruce left for the east coast to be closer to family (a new grandchild accelerated the process) in August of 2021. Since then a hardy band of volunteers has taken care of and expanded the garden. We now have a greenhouse, tool shed, and numerous smaller beds. 2022 is looking bigger and better with donations from Alden Lane, StopWaste, “Zoopoop” and various neighbors who come by to visit and donate. We work with two groups, La Familia and Culinary Angels to provide food for their clients.


Judy enjoys working at Clare’s Food Garden to help it be a successful food production garden on St. Clare’s church property. She has been a gardener for many years including participation with the Alameda County Master Gardener program.

Jenny and Anne were walking in the neighborhood when they saw the plot of land behind St.Clare’s. Anne thought it would make a great garden. Jenny belonged to St.Clare’s and got it going. And it’s been flourishing ever since.


Shirley has been gardening for 15 years and likes zucchini.


David has been gardening for about 40 years with mixed success and is finally getting the hang of west coast gardening, after living on the east coast/midwest for 25 years. He has five raised beds and a flower garden in the backyard he practices on.