St. Andrew Community Garden
The St. Andrew Community Garden has grown steadily since it was established in 2003. Over 50 families and individuals tilled 94 individual plots during the 2012 season.
The plot dimensions are 8’x8’ and are laid out in squares of four plots with paths separating the squares. This provides access to all plots from paths on two sides. All gardening is follows organic practices using no pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. A composting area has been established to help provide fertilizer for the garden.
A fee of $10 per plot helps cover the common expenses, such as sprinkler irrigation. Families or individuals can have up to a maximum of four plots. The number of plots assigned depends on availability. Applications are accepted after the January 1 of each year. Returning gardeners should submit their requests by March 1st for preferential assignment of plots. New gardener applications will then be assigned plots based on the date of receipt and the availability of plots. Click here for a copy of the application form.
A Common Ground Garden was added in 2007 to provide produce for local service agencies including Family Services, the Montana Rescue Mission homeless shelter, and the Women and Children’s Shelter. The Common Ground produces larger volumes of vegetables, including varieties squash, potatoes and corn that required more space to grow. Approximately 3,500 lbs. of produce were delivered last year. The individual plot gardeners are expected to participate in cultivating the Common Ground Garden.
St. Andrew Community Garden sponsors gardening seminars each spring. Specific information on dates and times for 2013 will be posted on this web site.
Click on the link below for the Community Garden Facebook page.
Click here for garden tips from the Yellowstone County Extension Service.
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