The fifth season of the Greenvale Park Community Garden ended last week as a group of gardener volunteers did the end-of-season tasks to prepare for the site for winter. This year, the garden served about 35 families who rent either 10×10 or 10×20 foot plots. There is also a perennial plot with strawberries, raspberries, asparagus and other permanent plantings is available for gardeners to share. Countless others benefit through the garden’s sharing plot which provides fresh produce to the Northfield Community Action Center each week during the growing season. Other groups had plots this year as well: a Kindergarten and third-grade class from Greenvale Park Elementary School and Community Services youth gardening class called “Dirt to Dinner.”

Application forms for Summer 2012 (in English and Spanish) will be available in early January 2012 at Greenvale Park School, Northfield Community Action Center, and Northfield Schools Community Services Division. They can also be downloaded from the Northfield Center for Sustainable Living website. Applications will be accepted beginning in February.

For more information about Greenvale Park Community Garden, contact Sarah Dennett at 612-804-5628 or

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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