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Plattsburgh Community Garden Accepting Applications for 2011 Gardening Season

posted Mar 21, 2011, 4:17 PM by Doug Butdorf   [ updated Mar 25, 2011, 8:41 AM ]

Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Announces Plot Sign-Up for 2011 Growing Season and Expansion to Mary Hulbert Memorial Community Garden

For Immediate Release - March 23, 2011

Contact:  Doug Butdorf, Chair

Plattsburgh Community Garden Group, Inc.

518-314-1390 - dbutdorf@gmail.com

 

Contact: Allison Hulbert-Bruce

Hulbert Bros. Supply

518-561-5400 x 24 – Allison@hulbertsupply.com

The Plattsburgh Community Garden Group, Inc. (PCGG) is pleased to announce the availability of community garden plots at two community gardens for the 2011 growing season.  To apply for a plot, please visit http://www.plattsburghcommunitygarden.org and click the “I want a Garden Plot” link.  Sign Up Now!

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 our first year, the Plattsburgh Community Garden Group established our first garden at Melissa Penfield Park, where we 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 we are extending 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.  All told, the Plattsburgh Community Garden Group hopes to make available over 6,000 square feet of gardens on over 50 plots.  Both locations are established as allotment style community gardens where individual plot holders grow vegetables for their own benefit.

“Our Family and the employees of Hulbert Bors. Supply are pleased to see the garden space utilized again.  We know that PCGG will do a great job of carrying on my grandmother’s legacy.  She would be very proud to see the space being utilized in this way,” says Allison Hulbert-Bruce, granddaughter of Mary Hulbert.  Hulbert Bros. Supply has entered into an agreement with PCGG providing access to the property as well as a hook-up to a water supply.  “We are grateful to Hulbert Bros who came to us seeking a way to utilize this garden space that was so lovingly cared for by Mary Hulbert for years.  We are proud to carry on that legacy and plan to bring back a wonderful garden for the customers and employees of Hulbert Bros to watch with interest through the year,” says Doug Butdorf, Chair of the PCGG.

For more information visit: http://www.plattsburghcommunitygarden.org

Download the 2011 Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Plot Holder Agreement,

Plot Garden Form SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 16th, 2011 (to participate in the assignment lottery) or May 31st for first-come/first served plot assignment, if available.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

1)    Complete form pg 4

2)    Mail completed pg 4 to address at right – keep pgs 1-3

- Or -

1)    Bring Completed Form to Spring Kick-Off and Plot Assignment Lottery on April 16th (Farmers Market Pavilion @ 12 NOON)

PLOT ASSIGNMENT PROCESS:

All Plots will be assigned using a lottery system.  Each plot will be numbered.  Names will be drawn from a hat and assigned accordingly.  In the event we have more applications than plots, only those names drawn from the hat will be assigned to a plot.  Any gardener submitting plot agreement by April 16th can keep the same plot they gardened the prior season.

Garden Choices and Plot Sizes

Melissa Penfield Park Community Garden Plots are 25’ long x 4’ wide – fee $25

Mary Hulbert Memorial Community Garden Plots are various configurations, approx 300 sq ft – fee $50



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