Hooray for our Community Garden!
We plan to be open for May this year. I have updated our forms for 2023.
We are currently working to upgrade the fence to better keep those pesky varmints at bay!
We will discourage the record numbers of groundhogs we had last year!
We have ordered perforated steel plates that will be installed along the fence line, about a foot deep into the soil, and extending 2 feet above the ground, so that groundhogs will have a tougher time entering.
Gates will also be replaced to a model which we hope more difficult for the pests to maneuver under.
And any former dwelling space under the shed will also be filled in.
Please avoid Kent Center School property while school is in session.
If financial assistance is needed, please ask--Free and Reduced Price plots may be available!
Kent Land Trust sponsors Kent's Community Garden, located in the field east of Kent Center School, behind Kent Greenhouse & Gardens.
Plots, approximately 4 feet X 10 feet, are $30 each, additional plots can be added for $15 each. The garden is managed using sustainable practices and is pesticide-and herbicide- free. Water is centrally located and available to all gardeners. Our neighbors at the Kent Greenhouse supply our water and expect to turn it on mid-April, weather permitting. It is turned off in mid-autumn.
Our gardeners include individuals, neighbors or friends sharing plots, communally-tended plots for the benefit of the Kent Food Bank, scouts, church organizations and schoolchildren. We also have a multi-level raised bed to make gardening accessible to those who are unable to garden at ground-level. Should you be interested, please let us know.
We make every effort to return continuing members to their previously occupied plots, if they wish. Returning members should contact us so that we can do our best to accommodate all special requests.
Below is a link to the registration form and guidelines for use of the garden. Information for the coming season will be updated in mid-March.
Don't have the time or need for your own individual plot? Your volunteer help and participation is welcome! We always need volunteers for maintenance, such as mowing; or you may garden a plot to donate to the Kent Food Bank. To get involved, please contact Gwynne Seufert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 488-9185.