Photo by: Jerrianne Lowther,

Volunteer Coordinator SFCC

Scenic Foothills Community Council


Adopt-A-Garden is a program in which volunteers plant and care for a flower bed in order to help beautify Anchorage and make the city a more vibrant and welcoming place for residents and summer visitors.

Why should I volunteer?

Summer is a great time to get caught up in the frenetic energy of Anchorage, and Adopt-A-Garden is one more way to get outdoors and involved with your community. To show our appreciation, Parks and Recreation posts a sign at your adopted garden recognizing the work you or your organization is doing.

Who can adopt a garden bed?

Volunteers are groups, organizations, or individuals of all ages who share a common interest in beautifying Anchorage and proving why it's called the City of Flowers. Participants are a diverse mix, including groups such as women Marines, Friends of the Chugach Foothills, Girl Scouts, and many more.

What are my responsibilities?

We ask that our Adopt-A-Garden volunteers pick up and plant flowers at the beginning of the summer season, perform basic garden maintenance tasks including watering at least twice a week, weeding, and deadheading at least once per month, and pull flowers at the end of the season. Most of our garden sites do not have access to water, so volunteers have to transport water to their flower beds.

You can view and download the complete version of the Adopt-A-Garden Leader Agreement here.

How can I get involved?

Have a particular patch of Anchorage you'd like to make pop with color? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Fehribach at or 343-4587 for more information about how to get involved.