Community Garden Plots Now Available for 2018


Spring is coming and registration has begun for plots in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens,

Gardeners are invited to apply for beds in 3 different sizes:

  • 4x8 raised beds, some designed for those with limited mobility
  • In-ground plots measuring 8 x 11
  • In-ground plots measuring 11 x 19

“The number of existing beds is limited, however if there is strong interest, more raised beds may be constructed,” explained Garden Director Natalie Walsh.

Gardeners in good standing are permitted to keep their beds from year to year. “Most of our gardeners have decided to return to garden this year,” she added. That leaves a dozen available 4x8 raised beds and a small number of 11x19 plots, which can be reconfigured as 8x11 plots depending on gardener demand. 

“We can be flexible with the configuration of the plots to meet the needs of as many gardeners as possible,” Walsh said.

Plot prices are set on a sliding scale, from $35 to $500. All payments over $50 are tax-deductible. Payment must accompany each application and all garden applications must be received by March 5. Gardeners will be chosen by lottery on March 9 and will be notified by email.

A garden meeting will be held Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street. “In addition to talking about the upcoming season, we will have a seed swap that night as well,” Walsh said.

Garden plot applications and the 2018 Gardener’s letter can be found on the Pitney Meadows Community Farm website

. If you prefer, you can pick up a paper copy of the application from the wooden rack inside the vestibule at 110 Spring Street.