What better antidote for the icy winds of winter than dreaming of growing green things in spring’s warming fertile soil. Though winter has us in its grip, it’s time to plan ahead for summer gardening!

Greenvale Park Community Garden is now making applications available for the 2011 gardening season. A limited number of 10 x 10’ and 10 x 20’ plots will be available. Gardeners can plant what they choose and will be responsible for weeding, watering, harvesting and otherwise maintaining their plots throughout the growing season. All gardeners at the community garden will use organic gardening methods, and experienced gardeners will be available to help newer gardeners learn the necessary skills. In addition to gardening in their own plots, gardeners will participate on work teams to share tasks like maintaining the compost, mowing and trimming grassy areas, and tending the Sharing Plot. All the produce from the Sharing Plot is donated to the Northfield Food Shelf.
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1. Application forms (in English and Spanish) can be picked up beginning January 5 at Greenvale Park School, Northfield CAC, and Northfield Schools Community Services Division. They can also be downloaded in pdf form from the website here.
Once applications are approved, gardeners will pay a gardening fee of $25 for the year ($15 for half-plots) to help cover costs of water and other garden expenses. Financial assistance will be available for those who are unable to pay the full amount. If you have further questions about the garden please call Northfield Community Gardeners at . Northfield Community Gardeners would also like to hear from and offer assistance to people who are interested in starting community gardens in other locations in Northfield .
Greenvale Park Community Garden is a joint project of the Northfield Community Gardeners and the Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division.

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