Winterville Community Garden
Winterville is proud to now host its very own city-sponsored community garden near Pittard Park – 2021 is our eighth year and we hope you will come going in for the fun!
Winterville Community Garden vision:
The Winterville Community Garden is a place for sharing gardening knowledge in a collaborative environment; promoting self-sufficiency; providing healthy and productive activities for members of our community; promoting a chemical-free and sustainable source of food and beauty; and fostering a sense of community in Winterville.
What is a community garden?
A community garden is a piece of land gardened by a group of people for the production of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Why join a community garden?
- Space to grow food
- Experience the fresh air
- Get some exercise
- An opportunity to connect with your neighbors
- Time with nature
- Peace & relaxation
- Share and improve your gardening skills
- Save money by growing your own food
- Enjoy pesticide-free food
How do I join the Winterville Community Garden?
For a modest fee, you can own a raised garden bed measuring 8 x 4 feet, shade-free and a food deep in fertile compost and soil mix. Each bed is ready to plant, comes with its own drip irrigation system, and is watered on an automatic timer. All you need to do is choose your favorite seeds, do the tending, and enjoy your harvest.
Please print the Community Garden Registration Form 2021-2022 (.pdf) or pick up a copy at City Hall and return the form with your payment. Please read the Community Garden Rules & Guidelines (.pdf) as well.
How much does it cost to join?
2021 Rentals: Payment for your plot is due by March 1st, and this will cover one whole year until the end of February 2020. The rental fee is $40 for one year.
Please fill out the form and take it, together with your payment, to City Hall. There will also be forms available at City Hall. There are a few boxes vacant at the moment, and after March 1st, those, and any that have not been rented will be available to new gardeners. So encourage your friends and neighbors to join us!
The “Rules and Regulations” is a separate document for you to keep for reference.
For more information:
Visit the Winterville Community Garden on Facebook!
Feb 15, 2021
Good Afternoon WCG gardeners!
This is a reminder of our garden registration for the year 2021 to 2022, on Saturday, February 20, from 10 AM until noon, in the large pavilion in Pittard Park.
- Please be aware that payment must be made with cash or a check. We cannot take credit cards.
- Blank registration forms will be available, but they are also available on our city webpage and I will attach one to this email. You might find it more convenient to print off one of these and have it filled out already.
- Unfortunately, this cannot be a social occasion such as the potlucks that we have had in the past, but this does mean that the registration should not take you much time!
- Please wear masks and keep your 6 feet distanceas much as possible.
There will be members of the garden committee attending this event and they will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
All gardeners are expected to register. If you cannot register on the 20th, please let us know and we will come up with other arrangements. Just for your information, City Hall is closed except for appointments, so dropping off forms and payments there will not be convenient this year!
To returning gardeners: The garden year finishes on February 28, and you will retain the box(es) that you had last year. Any boxes that are not re-registered by the end of February will be considered free and available to new gardeners.
To current gardeners who are not returning: It would be helpful if you could let us know that you do not want your box(es) for the new gardening year. Please clean out your boxes, since we will need to have them available for new gardeners from March 1. Thank you!
To new gardeners: We look forward to meeting you on Saturday, Feb. 20th. I am happy to say that It would seem there will be enough vacant boxes for each would-be gardener who has already contacted us to be able to garden with us this year.
We look forward to seeing you all at the PIttard Park pavilion on February 20th!
Averil (WCG Rentals)
and the WCG Committee
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