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Community Garden, Community Resources

History: Founded in 1996, the Second Start Community Garden is a communal organic garden where people of all ages and all levels of gardening experience grow their own vegetables, flowers and herbs.Community Garden

While food is the immediate benefit from the Garden, other benefits are reaped as well, such as learning leadership skills, the gift of mutual respect and gaining a sense of community.

Studies of community gardens estimate that a 64 square foot garden plot can save a family $600 in food purchases per year. Second Start Community Garden plots average 400 square feet, which is enough space for gardeners to realize a substantial saving in food costs. Gardeners who have surplus vegetables have donated in the past to organizations such as the O.U.R. Center, to help fight hunger in the community.

Second Start Comminity Garden has 53 plots. Plots can be rented by individuals or groups, with the fee determined on a sliding scale based on income. Gardeners sign a contract agreeing to attend clinics, plant by May 1st and use organic gardening technique and water conservation practices.

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Also for more information about Gardens please visit the Growing Gardens website at: www.growinggardens.org

If you would like information about the 11th Avenue Gardens please visit: http://www.growinggardens.org/11th-avenue-garden

 

For more information, or if you have any questions, please telephone Susan Spaulding, Community & Neighborhood Resources Specialist at 303-774-4384 or E-mail at susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us

 

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