Saturday, May 5, 2012

DIY Gardens Coming Soon

A meeting this morning at the Louise Peri Park site showed promise: soon a detailed participation outline will be coming in the mail, with the plots assigned by June 1st; there will be high-tech hydroponics capable of winter gardening; and things will be on a first-come-first-served basis based on individual participation in the project.

Darren McKay of Community Chest, 847-9311, and Bret Tyler, 342-2930, are your information resources.

To quote their most recent email: "The planting season will begin soon.  We are looking for people who want to adopt a garden bed to grow their own vegetables.  There is no cost to participate this year.  If you would like to adopt a garden bed or learn more about the Lockwood Community Garden Project.."  (Get on the list by contacting Darren)

A fence is in; pictured above. Raised boxes are being constructed; total 60 plots eventually, with 2012 seeing up to 30 growing. Water is in; will be underground piped for access to every plot. Vehicle access will be via blacktop road along the north side of the park. A parking lot on the west end will be the primary access to the plots. Plots will have a six foot wide access path. Excess product may be sold at local Farmer's Market events. Some seed and starts may become available as things progress.

Some year-round hydroponic equipment is to be available. A product web site URL will be forthcoming soon to detail this option.  Watch this blog.

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