Press Republican: Community Garden Expanding for Season

Post date: Mar 25, 2011 3:37:41 PM

The Press Republican published and article about the expansion of the Community Garden for 2011 growing season.

March 25, 2011


PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Inc. has plots available at two community gardens for the 2011 growing season.

The group was established in 2009 to create allotment-style gardens in and around the City of Plattsburgh that build community and provide an enjoyable and safe place for people to grow crops, gather as friends and learn the techniques of successful gardening.

The first garden was established at Melissa L. Penfield Park, where 44 gardeners now are provided with access to water, soil amendments, community tools and some assistance with soil preparation and garden planning.

Gardeners pay $25 or $50 to secure a plot, depending on the location. Sites are assigned on a lottery basis.


This year, the group is extending to an additional garden location. The Mary Hulbert Memorial Community Garden will be established on land made available by Hulbert Bros. Supply on Route 3 across from Wendy's.

All told, Plattsburgh Community Garden Group hopes to make available more than 6,000 square feet of gardens on 50-plus plots.

"Our family and the employees of Hulbert Bros. Supply are pleased to see the garden space utilized again," Allison Hulbert-Bruce said in a news release.

"We know that PCGG will do a great job of carrying on my grandmother's (Mary Hulbert) legacy. She would be very proud to see the space being utilized in this way."

Hulbert Bros. will provide access to the property and hookup to a water supply.

Community Garden Chairman Doug Butdorf said they 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."

To apply for a plot, visit and click the "I want a Garden Plot" link.