Since 1977, San José has provided an avenue for residents to cultivate their own vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, amidst an urban city environment. The Community Garden Program provides a means for gardeners to learn different growing methods from one another, while cultivating friendships, as well as produce. Over 900 gardeners cultivate nearly 35 acres of community gardens in the “Valley of Heart’s Delight”. Click on the garden plot below for more information. .