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C/AC Community Garden rental program now taking applications

Garden is in Downtown Columbia close to shops and grocery stores
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By Mike Bosela

Do you want to grow your own fresh produce as part of a community of gardeners? If so, this is your opportunity! The Columbia-Adair County Community Garden is offering raised bed plots; 8 x 8 foot in dimension, for rental for the 2016 gardening season from April 20-October 15, 2016.

Aside from use of the land, subscribers will be provided with a variety of seeds and transplants with a minimum retail value of $25, plant supports (trellis cages, stakes, etc.), and with access to a shared set of garden tools and fertilizers. "Garden Work Days" will be offered once or twice a week to facilitate your interaction with garden staff and subscribers who are elderly and/or physically handicapped will be provided with assistance planting and maintaining their plots.

All of this (land rental, plants, social interaction, and gardening assistance) is available for just $35 per year! In addition, individuals/families who fall below the poverty level can receive vouchers from the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency to cover their rental costs.

Application forms including full seed/plant lists are available from the garden coordinator, Dr. Mike Bosela (Lindsey Wilson College) at or by phone at 270-384-8192. The deadline for enrolling is May 15 2015, but the raised bed planters will be rented on a first come, first-serve basis, so be sure to act soon to guarantee yourself a spot. Plots can be rented by individuals, families, or whole groups; e.g., boy scouts, church youth groups, etc. Transplants (tomatoes, peppers, etc.) will be available starting Monday, May 2, 2016.

The Community Garden is located at the intersection of West Guardian and South Monroe; directly behind the Adair County Food Pantry on property owned by the Columbia Methodist Church. The location is excellent for gardening with fertile soil, good light exposure, and water availability, courtesy the Methodist Church. Facebook: Columbia-Adair Community Garden.

This story was posted on 2016-04-20 04:22:06
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Community Garden signups start today, Wed 20 Apr 2016

2016-04-20 - Corner of W Guardian and S Monroe Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Dr. Mike Bosela.
The Columbia-Adair County Community Garden is conveniently located - and the fertile soil produces great yields. Picture is from later in the season in an earlier year.

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