The Rio Grande Community Farm is now accepting new members to join its 2-acre community garden. After a challenging 2013 season marked by water curtailments, the community garden will bounce back in 2014 with the addition of newly acquired water rights that ensure sufficient irrigation on the property.
Membership at the community garden includes access to a variety of seeds, hand tools and other gardening materials, irrigation water, and use of your own 80’ long, 2’ wide plot of land. Workshops and a demonstration garden are also offered on site to members as well as the general public.
Groups such as school classes, church groups, and other non-profit organizations are also welcome and encouraged to sign up for a plot. Rio Grande Community Farm invites interested organizations to become garden members and utilize the space for gardening and much more.
The community garden sits in the northwest corner of the Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in the North Valley. Many different vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees are grown at the garden, including a variety of perennials at the Alvarado School Garden’s pollinator habitat area.
On Saturday and Sunday this weekend, the garden will have its 2014 kick-off with orientation for members, an open house for visitors and potential gardeners, and a workday for volunteers. All are welcome between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
For more information on community garden membership, or to sign up for a row, visit www.riograndefarm.org/programs/community-garden.