Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Adopt a Community Garden!

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It’s time to get outdoors.  More than ever, there is a movement to partner with nature and reclaim the simple joys of life.  The Arboretum can help you do just that when you adopt a community garden plot!

The community gardens are 10 by 10-foot plots planted, nurtured and weeded by groups, families or individuals in the Cedar Valley.   It is your opportunity to be creative and enjoy the outdoors, while making the Arboretum a beautiful space for all.  And community gardens can be adopted by anyone!

2011 Community Garden Guidelines

DESIGN  ::  All plant material must be used as an annual, meaning they must be removed at the end of the season.  When shopping, consider focusing on drought tolerant, sun-loving plants.  The Arboretum is asking your garden design to stand as a work of art itself, and that no garden art be placed in your plot.  The Arboretum will provide hard-wood if desired.

MAINTENANCE  ::  Participants are asked to maintain their garden plots once a week, preferably twice a week.  Since the community gardens serve as the entrance to the Arboretum, plots must look well-cared-for and stand as a focal point.  The Arboretum will take care of watering daily.

All gardens must be installed by May 31st, with installation encouraged bythe week of May 17th.  Gardens can be cleaned out after October 1st, with completion by October 31st.

SIGNAGE ::  Consistent signage in all the community gardens is planned for this season.  Please fill out the diagram accompanying your application.  Be creative and have fun!  The signs are an opportunity for you to personalize your community garden.  Plant identification tags will be added once gardens are planted, so please keep track of plant material used.

Please email Mollie at director@cedarvalleyarboretum.org if you would like to adopt a community garden.  Plots are first come first served.

 

See you in the gardens.

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Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

April 25, 2011 at 6:00 am

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