Community Garden volunteer leader
RADFORD – The Radford Community Garden will be enjoying its fourteenth year this upcoming growing season.
Sign-ups for the upcoming growing season begin next week.
The garden is located near the Radford Pump Station on Pulaski Street. The site has a six-foot fence enclosing it, has a gate that is locked at all times, and has sufficient space for the current size of 42 plots.
Gardeners who sign for a plot are given a rules and regulations document that defines their responsibilities in great detail, as is necessary in such an undertaking. The plots cost $20 for the 20 x 20-foot size and $10 for the 20 x 10-foot size. The fee provides funds for plowing in the fall, tilling just before the planting season, and any necessary clean-up after the growing season.
Many of the same gardeners have been in the community garden for years and a strong feeling of brotherhood exists as they all have a common interest. A variety of vegetables is grown each year with tomatoes, green beans, and various greens being the most popular.
Sign-up for the 2023 gardening season will begin on March 13, 2023 in the Radford Administration Office. Plots are assigned in the order of sign-up with priority given to those who previously had a plot.