The allotment of farms in the Page Community Garden began last week, with developers and participants expected to grow into the project’s healthy outdoor activity and social interaction center.
The garden is located on a 150-200-square-foot plot of land near a sewage treatment plant on Nel Leigh Road, and treated water is drawn to the project free of charge.
City consultant Brian Carey led the way in getting people to sign up for the plot. Registration began on August 16, and the process of issuing them began on August 22.
“We’re starting with an empty gallery now, so I’m willing to paint the first two places for people who are interested,” Kerry said.
And then we have four high beds that one can fill when one wants to start gardening. When people decide it is best to face north-south, east-west, or have thin or wide beds, it may seem like it works better, but we can make adjustments before you leave too many concrete blocks and other boundaries.
Site utility companies and city staff said they were “excellent” for building and preparing the garden facilities, purchasing “labor” materials, and recovering the fence from another project.
It’s not a lot of money, but we’ll try to figure out what makes the most sense, ”Carrie said. We need to make sure there are enough people who are interested and willing to put some sweat into equality.
A number of organizations have expressed interest in participating in or contributing in some way, including the National Park Service, which Kerry has expressed interest in establishing a traditional plantation garden. The 4-H Club is expected to donate manure, and the local health care organization donated $ 5,000 to the previous community garden project.
“I heard them talk about youth gardens. I know that gardening is an important part of treatment and rehabilitation for mental and physical health issues. There are so many opportunities out there, ”Carrie said. “Other related groups or efforts have been organized – for example the farmer’s market. If you are interested in building a booth in a farmer’s market, here is a place where you can grow a lot.
One of the first people to sign up for the plot was Melissa Glover, who was planning to take a Coconutino Master’s Gardener course at the University of Arizona Cooperative Expansion Program. One of the requirements of the 16-week course is to complete 50 hours of volunteer work in 13 months to obtain a certificate.
“Community gardening is a great opportunity for volunteers. I agree with the Page Farmers Market social media page… so I think it’s a great opportunity to let people know that they have a place where they can come and sell vegetables and markets, ”said Glover.
He said the garden provides a good place for people to learn about the environment and what it does and does not grow when it grows on the page.
I think it’s a good place to talk to more experienced people about how we can take care of our gardens and then relax and do something fun. ”
Carrie said the community garden provides an opportunity for gardeners to interact in a space that is independent of their common interests.
“As time goes on, we will find a nice little green oza that can be fun for one or another outdoor activity,” he said.
Carrie urged the bar to remind them that they could not sign up for the plot because there was no registration fee and no free water supply.
“Basically, you have to start looking and putting things in the ground. And then the level of effort depends on you. We try to keep group-oriented as a common area, so try to make sure your activities are compatible with your neighbors. ”
He also emphasized the health benefits of gardening: “It is good for you. Good, healthy vegetables and a little outdoor work and vitamin D in the sun. Everything about gardening is good for you.
Anyone interested in signing up for a plot on the page community garden can email Brian Kerry [email protected].