In A Pinch

Come by one of Bellevue’s community gardens and take what you need, a little goes a long way! 

Pinch what you need — Use what you pinch.

Bona Fide Bellevue is happy to sponsor a variety of community gardens around Bellevue. This program began in 2016 with an herb garden located at the site of the former YMCA building on Lincoln Avenue. After that property changed hands in 2021, our herb gardens have spread to locations at Bayne Library and the Lutheran Service Society. You’ll find basil, rosemary, thyme, chives, dill, marjoram, and more! The gardens are free and open to everyone. We welcome you to take what you need throughout the summer.

In addition to the herb gardens, we are also investigating ways to continue the former YMCA Friendship Garden. This garden, located behind the former YMCA building, consisted of 21 raised beds that were rented by people who wanted their own gardens but lacked the space. We are excited to continue this project and are working with other community partners on relocation efforts.

Contact Linda Carroll at for any questions about the garden programs, including information on volunteer opportunities.

“Volunteering with the Garden Committee has been a great opportunity to meet some of my neighbors, spend time outside, and contribute to the community.  I’ve enjoyed working with everyone and I’m looking forward to helping maintain the herb garden.”

Dolores 'Dee' Zaleta

Bellevue Resident

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