As the recent beautiful weather has probably reminded each of us, summer is rapidly approaching. As the weather continues to improve, the McGeorge Community Garden is getting ready for the popular summer growing season and is accepting applications from students, faculty and staff interested in getting a plot or access to the communal area. The community garden is a great way for each of us to connect with our food, increase the amount of healthy food we consume and perhaps even take on a new hobby.
A plot requires a minimum of three people and is available in two sizes: 8′ x 8′ ($35/season) and 8′ x 4′ ($25/season). If you don’t have the time to care for your own plot, for just $10/season you can get access to the garden’s huge communal area that will feature a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs. Communal members must commit to a minimum of 1 hour/month to garden maintenance (e.g. watering or weeding).
Applications are due April 15th, but planting may begin as early as April 1st for members who have registered and paid. April is the prime planting time for most summer crops including zucchini, squash, tomatoes, melons, strawberries, pumpkins, potatoes and more, so getting your plot going early in the month is important. While there are a number of personal plots available for new or returning gardeners, space is limited, so apply ASAP.