NEWS from the Greene Acres Community Garden
LOOKING FOR NEW GARDENERS: There will be plots available for 2014! If you’re interested in becoming a member of Greene Acres, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a plot. She’ll contact you as soon as we know how many and which plots are available for spring planting. An application form, By-Laws, Garden Rules, and a liability release form are included on this web page for you to see how the garden is organized.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of November, 2013)
In 2013, the City of Broadview Heights (in conjunction with Chippewa Garden Club, Inc. and Air Control Products, Inc.) started a community garden located at 3800 Towpath Trail, adjacent to Air Control Products whose CEO Robert Greene made the 120’x120’ parcel available. An organization was formed and it now has a duly elected Board of Directors and governing by-laws.
In its inaugural year, Green acres and the City of Broadview Heights fenced the entire garden and installed a water line for gardeners to water their plants. In its second year Greene Acres plans to increase the number of plots available. Also planned for this year is construction of a storage shed, compost bins, raised garden bins for those preferring elevated access to their garden plots, and a bulletin board for announcements and member communications.
The 56 raised garden plots are available to anyone who lives in or works for a business located in Broadview Heights, or is a member of the Chippewa Garden Club. Each 4’x10’ garden plot rents for $30 yearly, and $20 for each additional plot. Those interested in joining should contact Marianne Nolan at email@example.com
Community gardens are becoming more important as sources of education and support for people interested in gardening as a healthful activity; growing their own organic vegetables; and associating with other like-minded residents.