The Plattsburgh community Garden Group says their community garden is built with the goal of creating a safe and open space for people in the community to grow their own vegetables, flowers and fruits.. and to give them an opportunity to participate where they could learn the habits and skills of successful gardening.. Doug Butdorf is the president of the Plattsburgh Community Garden Group. He spoke to the City Council Recently about the work they’re doing to prepare for the upcoming growing season..
Doug says The new community garden construction project is mostly funded by the Eastern Adirondack Healthcare Network but they’ve also received help from other organizations including CV Tech who is building a new shed for the gardens and groups like the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary.. Interest in The Plattsburgh Housing Authority Garden Plot, Doug Says, likely mirror what happened at the Penfield plot..
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The group is hoping to have volunteers help with building out the gardens for the 2014 growing season… The weekend of May 10th and 11th and then May 17th and 18th
For registration information and more on the garden group click on this link; http://www.plattsburghcommunitygarden.org/
The Plattsburgh Community Garden Group was established in 2009 to create allotment style community gardens in and around the City of Plattsburgh that; build community, provide an enjoyable and safe place to grow crops, gather as friends, and learn the techniques of successful gardening. In its first year, the Plattsbugh Community Garden Group established our first at Melissa Penfield Park, where they now provide up to forty-four gardeners with access to water, soil amendments, community tools, and some assistance with soil preparation and garden planning in exchange for a modest fee.
In 2011 they expanded to an additional garden location: The Mary Hulbert Memorial Community Garden on land kindly made available to us by Hulbert Bros. Supply on Rt 3 across from Wendy’s and Walmart. All told, the Plattsburgh Community Garden Group hopes to make available over 6,000 square feet of gardens on over 60 plots.
Even the smallest garden plot can provide a family with an ample supply of fresh, locally grown vegetables; lowering family food costs, providing healthier and tastier meals and snacks and, reducing the carbon emissions needed transport food to the table.