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C/AC Community Gardens raised bed plots now available

Plots are limited, on first-come first-served basis. Act now
To have your own community garden spot this spring, click here for details

By Dr. Mike Bosela, Lindsey Wilson College

Do you want to grow your own fresh produce as part of a community of gardeners? If so, this is an opportunity that you don't want to miss! The Columbia-Adair County Community Garden is offering raised bed plots; 8 x 8 ft in dimension, for rent for the 2017 gardening season.


Aside from use of the raised bed planter, subscribers will be provided with a variety of vegetable seeds and transplants with a retail value of at least $25, plant supports (trellises, stakes, etc.), and access to a shared set of garden tools and fertilizers. "Garden Work Days" will be offered once or twice a month during the summer to facilitate your interaction with that garden manager and other volunteers.

All of this (raised bed, plants, social interaction, and gardening assistance) is available for $35-$45 per year depending on the rental period length desired. Subscribers can rent plots for the full gardening season (April 1- November 15) for $45 or for summer gardening (May 1-September 30) for just $35. In addition, individuals/families who fall below the poverty level can receive vouchers from the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency to cover the costs of renting a raised bed plant for the summer garden season.

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 United Methodist Church. The location is excellent for gardening with fertile soil, good light exposure, and free water (courtesy of Columbia United Methodist Church).

Application forms including seed/plant lists are available from the garden coordinator, Dr. Mike Bosela (Lindsey Wilson College) by e-mail (boselam@lindsey.edu) or phone (270-384-8192). The deadline for enrolling is May 15 2017, 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.

Spring garden transplants (broccoli, onions, lettuce, etc.) will be available starting on Monday 4/17/17 and summer garden transplants (tomatoes, peppers, etc.) will be available at the start of May (5/1/17).

Plots can be rented by individuals, families, or whole groups; boy scouts, church youth groups, etc. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Bosela (contact information provided above).


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Community Garden offering raised bed plots until 15 May 2017



2017-04-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo Dr. Mike Bosela.
The Columbia/Adair County Community Garden is offering raised bed plots; 8 x 8 ft in dimension, for rent for the 2017 gardening season. Aside from use of the raised bed planter, subscribers will be provided with a variety of vegetable seeds and transplants with a retail value of at least $25, plant supports (trellises, stakes, etc.), and access to a shared set of garden tools and fertilizers.

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