Applications for the Radford Community Garden open March 15.
The Radford Community Garden will be enjoying its twelfth year this upcoming growing season, and applications to be a part of it will be taken starting March 15.
Community Garden Coordinator James Graham says the garden brings a sense of fellowship along with the vegetables it produces.
“Many of the same gardeners have been in the Community Garden for years and a camaraderie exists as they all have a common interest,” he said. “A variety of vegetables is grown each year with tomatoes, green beans, and various greens being the most popular.”
The garden is located near the Radford Pump Station on Pulaski Street along the New River. The site has a six-foot fence enclosing it, has a gate that is locked at all times, and sufficient space for the current size of 42 plots.
Gardeners who sign for a plot are given a rules and regulations document, “defining their responsibilities in great detail as is necessary in such an undertaking.” said Graham. The plots cost $20 for the 20 x 20-foot size and $10 for the 20 x 10-foot size. The fees provide the funds necessary for plowing in the fall, tilling just before the planting season, and for any clean-up after the growing season.
Sign-up for the 2021 gardening season will begin on March 15, 2021 in the Radford Administration Office. Plots are assigned in the order of sign up with priority given to those who previously had a plot.