Lockwood's Community Garden
Monday, April 10–Friday, June 30, 2017
With spring officially underway and the weather finally getting better this week, we are starting to take applications for the community garden at Lockwood’s!
We have a allotted a portion of farmland and divided it into parcels (4' wide by 50' long) for use by garden members. The square footage is the average size of a home vegetable garden. Water will be readily accessible near the gardens with additional hoses. The land will be tilled and ready for planting. Members will have free parking and access to the land during store operating hours 7 days a week. They will also benefit from a discount (10%) on garden related products and classes.
The fee to help cover garden expenses and use of the land is $85.00 with a portion of the harvest (about 10%) requested from each gardener as a donation to a local food pantry. There is also the option this year for a 1/2 parcel for $50.00. Imagine your own fresh produce and the experience of knowing you are helping the less fortunate in the community at the same time? Also, we hope that this will be a wonderful way to learn about gardening by interacting with members at all skill levels. As we proceed with the season, we envision gatherings for picnics and preparation of the harvest by members of the group. We will decide with input from active gardeners about future plans for our fourth year of the community garden. We'd love to hear your feedback!
Organic practices will be required and no use of chemicals on the garden parcels will be allowed by garden members.
Please stop by the store anytime to get a copy of the rules and regulations and sign up for your garden parcel. When you sign up, we will get your contact information for future emails regarding the progress of the community garden.