Contact: Mark McCauley, General Services,
Community garden to open at county property in Hazel dell
To enter the drawing for a plot in the community garden, applicants must call
Participants must pay a $25 plot fee before the garden space can be assigned. This fee will help cover the costs of creating the garden space, such as initial tilling, preliminary soil building, and providing water throughout the growing season. Gardening tools must be supplied by each gardener. Participants must use only organic gardening practices. No pesticides or herbicides will be allowed.
People accepted for spaces will be invited to attend an orientation and begin work on their garden on Saturday, May 23.
This community garden program is among several interim uses occurring at the property this summer. A broader community effort is underway to determine long-term future uses for the site. A county-sponsored public workshop April 9 attracted more than 160 people who shared their ideas about future use of the property serving agricultural, historical and community needs.
For more information about potential future uses at the site, go to the project web page at www.clark.wa.gov/78WSU. This web site also offers an online survey to gather additional public feedback about preferred uses to be integrated into a draft concept site plan later this year. A master planning process will follow the concept plan, and provide a more detailed look at opportunities for future uses of the property, according to the county.