Courtesy Tracey Haynes, Walker Park Community Garden
A limited number of garden plots are currently available for rent through the city’s Community Gardens in the Parks program.
The program offers residents an opportunity to rent a garden plot for an annual fee in hopes of providing individuals and families a place to grow fresh produce, learn about gardening, and meet new people in the community.
Plots are available at the Walker Park Community Garden adjacent to the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center and at the Jefferson Community Garden by the Fayetteville Adult Education Center, 612 S. College Ave.
Registration for new gardeners who are not currently participating in the program is scheduled from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 2 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center in Walker Park, 945 S. College Ave.
Plot fees are $20 for a 30- to 50-square-foot bed or $40 for a 90- to 100-square-foot bed. The garden season lasts from March through February and the plot fee includes water and a limited amount of seeds. Plots are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Gardeners with excess produce are welcome to donate their extras to each other, the Senior Center, the Yvonne Richardson Community Center, or any organization of their choice.