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!
Mar 25, 2021
We’re planning a group work session this Saturday (weather permitting), beginning at 9:00 a.m. Until more people are fully vaccinated, we’re recommending that folks wear masks if working in close proximity.
There’s not too much to do in common areas right now, so we can focus on getting boxes cleaned out and refilled with compost. It’s also an opportunity for folks to ask questions about gardening generally and WCG specifically, since we didn’t have our usual orientation this year.
A note about contacting us via e-mail: to make sure it doesn’t fall through the cracks, it is best to send a message directly to this address instead of replying. With a group this size, threads can get tangled! =)
Wishing all a happy spring,
WCG committee chair
Mar 19, 2021
Since we are not able to hold an in-person group orientation, here is some useful info for new gardeners – and probably...
Mar 13, 2021
Hi Gardeners! The WCG steering committee is meeting this Monday evening at 6:00, in the garden if the weather is good, or...