Here are the new raised garden beds that the Orange Village Maintenance Department is building for the community garden! Some plots have one large (10X20, I think) raised bed, and others have two smaller raised beds. The beds and paths are lined with garden cloth/weed barrier. The paths are covered in a thick layer of wood chips. The Maintenance Department has done a fantastic job improving the aesthetics and functionality of the garden. While gardeners are still expected to weed their own garden beds and paths, these improvements should definitely help cut down on weed growth in the beds and paths this year!
There are currently still several garden plots left to rent. Why not rent a garden plot and come join us this year? The rent is $25/year, plus a $75 deposit. This is quite a bargain, when you consider the cost of building a raised bed, lining it with weed barrier, filling it with soil, and lining a path on your own property. Come join a fun group of folks who love gardening and community. In future posts, we will highlight some of our gardeners, from beginners to master gardeners.
Here are a few more photos of the garden on April 29th, 2016.
Stop back by for more garden updates and events! Stay tuned for more information on the Community Garden Open House on Memorial Day weekend!