Need garden space? Sign up for community plot

Apr 12, 2017
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Do you want to grow a vegetable garden but just don’t have the space? Are you looking for an opportunity to meet others in your community who enjoy gardening and learning from each other? Sign up now for a plot at the Hunter Community Garden and grow your own vegetables.

The Hunter Community Garden was established in 2007 to enable people to grow their own produce. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to grow produce, as gardeners — especially those with little to no gardening experience — get assistance from Sarah Scott, a horticultural agent with the Haywood County Cooperative Extension.

The garden is located a third of a mile north of Exit 33 on I-40. Turn right on Johnson Farm Road, which is the fourth right from the exit. The garden is on the right a few hundred yards on Johnson Farm Road.

For $35, gardeners get

— A garden plot large enough for a family, which is 600 square feet or 12 feet by 50 feet

— Underground irrigation lines, hoses and sprinklers

— Most garden tools

— Tiller

— Initial tilling done by landowner

— Gas for tiller and irrigation pump

— Locked trailer to store tools and materials

— Free advice

The $35 fee assists with fuel costs and maintenance of the irrigation pump.

Contact Sarah Scott at the Haywood Extension Center, 456-3575, for more information or to sign up.