The Garden Plots are Full at Melissa Penfield Park

Post date: May 5, 2009 3:06:27 PM

The 2009 gardening season is upon us and the inaugural season for the Melissa Penfield Park Community Garden will be full. All of the 32 available plots have been assigned to city residents seeking a place to grow their own vegetables and flowers. Plot assignments took place on May 4th at the annual meeting of the Plattsburgh Community Garden Group, Inc (PCGG). In addition to the 32 plot holders, the PCGG is open to due paying members who wish to support the work of the group to develop allotment style gardens in and around the City of Plattsburgh.

Our next steps are to work with Conroy and Conroy construction to plan the water supply, and then strip the sod (Thanks to Paul Dame and Bluff Point Golf Club for volunteering to provide this very helpful service). Soon after, we'll layout the plots, till in organic soil amendments (compost), mulch our pathways and begin to plant.

A set of work parties are scheduled for Memorial weekend where most of our preparations will be completed and plots will be planted. Volunteers should check our Calendar for more details on work party timing.

Soon we'll complete the construction of our Sunflower House, but first, we need more sunflowers. Please donate today. For every $5 you donate, a sunflower will be planted in your name and children from the Bailey Ave. School's first grade classes will build a fine sunflower house for all to enjoy.

We still need the following items:

1) Lots of 4' long stakes to outline plots

2) Lots of heavy twine to outline plots

3) Organic Compost and Mulch for gardens and pathways

4) Garden Tools (shovels, hoes, cultivators, etc)

5) hoses

6) watering cans

7) wheel barrels and garden carts

8) PCGG Members to help us build more gardens in the City and Town of Plattsburgh.