Hudson – Applications are now available for gardening plots at the Hudson Community Garden for the 2013 season. Previous gardeners and new participants at Hudson Community Garden must submit their applications, available at www.hudsoncommunitygarden.org/plots or at the Recreation Department window at Town Hall by March 31.
Organizers hope to be able to accommodate all applicants, and a lottery will be held the first week of April to determine individual plot locations at the Port Street site. A waiting list will be established if demand exceeds available space and for anyone applying after the deadline. Plots consist of between one and four raised beds with dimensions of four feet by eight feet per bed. Each gardening bed is $15 for the season and each applicant can apply for up to four beds. Payment in full is due by the garden's official Opening Day on April 14. Any garden plots not paid for by April 14 will be returned to the pool for waiting list candidates. Hudson Community Garden is strictly an organic growing space run by volunteers on town land.
Gardeners must volunteer for at least two cleanup days per season, though alternative volunteer activities are available for those who are unable to attend the monthly Saturday morning cleanups.
This will be the garden's second year of operation and participants include all age levels and abilities, some with no gardening space at home and others with land but the desire to participate in a community of growers.
Gardening is a great way to help the environment, get fresh air, eat healthier, socialize with wonderful fellow residents, donate extra produce to the Food Pantry, and learn about how food is grown – or to teach others if you already know.