Join a Community Garden Next Year

If you aren't a community garden gardener yet and you want to be, it's time to start doing some research. 

This is the time because many community gardens start leasing out their open plots at the beginning of the year. It's good to be ready ahead of time!

You need to:

  • Find the community gardens in your area. 
  • Check out their websites or contact the garden manager to find out the requirements for membership.
  • If you meet those...
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Community Garden Calendar - Get Ready to Sign Up!

Till and Trowel is about the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your community garden. In most of the United States, right now (December) is the "off season," meaning it's too cold to garden outside. 

Typically community gardens operate on a calendar. They open in the springtime and close again in the fall. 

To be ready for their spring opening, they accept applications for membership a few months before...

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Choosing the Right Plot Size

Community gardens sometimes offer a choice of plot sizes. 

If you're a new gardener or even new to community gardens, I recommend you start with a smaller plot. It's a trial - maybe you won't like gardening in a community garden (although I can't imagine why, ha, ha, ha!).

My first community garden plot was a "half plot" measuring 10 feet long by 4 feet wide.

This is 40 square feet. One person can manage 40 square feet...

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Now is the Time to Apply for a Plot in Your Community Garden

Many community gardens are accepting applications for gardeners about this time of year - early February.

If you want to try out a plot - get a move on! Fill out that application and send your deposit or leasing fee in. 

You still have plenty of time to decide exactly what to plant and how to lay out your garden. And I'm going to help you along the way. We'll get through this together!

You have to act quickly. Plots can go quickly,...

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