26
Mar

The Huffman Community Garden is off to a good start this year.

Garden coordinator, Mark Caldwell, has been doing odd jobs throughout the winter like clearing weedy areas and stumps, planting various berries (blueberries, raspberries, red currents, black currents, and blackberries) and improving the overall aesthetic appeal of the lot. We are happy, however, that the growing season is upon us! We just ordered our first load of compost and began building new raised beds.

Last growing season was a wonderful collaboration with neighbors, but it would be great if even MORE neighbors wanted to join the growing community. The Centre Street garden is perfect for our neighbors with yards that are too small or too shady for gardening. It’s also a good way to meet and talk with neighbors that you might otherwise not have run in to.

Below are the details if you or someone you know would like to grow with us.

Gardener’s Responsibilities:

  1. Filling your assigned bed with compost. There will be compost available by March 28.
  2. Weeding around (outside of) your individual bed and/or laying newspaper/mulch around the perimeter to help control weeds for ease of mowing the lot.
  3. Planting and maintaining your own seeds/vegetables/plants in your own bed. We do not have a public source for water at this point, unfortunately; that may change in the future.

Gardener’s Cost:

  1. Your own organic seeds, tools, etc.
  2. For first year gardeners, the materials fee for each bed is $35 for each growing season payable to Mark Caldwell, garden coordinator. For Second or more year gardeners, the materials fee is $25. Beds are 5′ X 10′.

Every first Saturday of the month will be a Group Gardening Day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at which gardeners will gather to work, share tools, and ideas/advice.

With any questions or to adopt your bed for this growing season, please contact Mark Caldwell at erin-caldwell@sbcglobal.net or 258-0057.

Happy Spring!

2 Responses to “Huffman Community Garden Off to a Great Start”

  1. Joel Michael Says:

    Don’t know if we’ll be gardeners this year or not yet, but looking forward to seeing all the plots bursting with veggies again this spring.

  2. Huffman Community Gardening Days Says:

    [...] us next month, May 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. If you’re interested in your own bed, check out the previous post about the garden for [...]

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