Community Garden

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GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES | SHARE WITH OTHERS

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Welcome to the Antelope Springs Community Garden page! 

Launched in 2018, the community garden has FREE vegetable gardening spots available (while supplies last) where you can grow your own food—or team up with other gardeners to help plant, water, and weed the large communal area. Read more about gardening with us on this page, and if you're interested in getting started, email garden@antelopespringschurch.org.


GARDEN BOX FAQs

How does the garden work?

You can sign up to use a garden plot for growing food for yourself and your family. Extra produce can be donated to distribute to those in need. Since the garden is just getting started, a limited number of plots have frames; others are in-ground.

How soon can I start gardening?

Box loans begin in February for spring/summer gardens. A garden training will take place soon.

What does it cost to use a box, and can I have more than one?

Box loan is free, with one box available per household unless we have excess boxes.

How long can I use a box?

Boxes will be on loan for up to one year, depending on the seasons you plan to garden. If there is a waiting list for boxes, we will rotate in new gardeners each year.

Can I grow other plants besides vegetables?

You can use these garden boxes for growing annual vegetables and herbs (no marijuana). If you are interested in flower or native plant gardening let us know so we can connect you to other gardens planned on the property.

Do I bring my own seeds or plants?

Yes, and we have some seeds available. If seedlings are available, we will let gardeners know.

Can anyone come and pick vegetables?

The large, shared garden area at the north end produces food for distribution to those in need. If visitors to the garden request food you can share yours or pick from this area (please leave red-tagged vegetables, which are reserved for events).

What hours is the garden open?

Plan to garden during daylight hours, sunrise to sunset.

Is the garden organic?

We ask gardeners to use only organic products in the boxes, no herbicides or pesticides.

Will access be restricted to protect the boxes?

The vegetable garden is bordered with vines and berry bushes, with several ungated entry points to keep the area open and welcoming for everyone.

Are box improvements allowed?

You can add trellises, insect/shade fabric, and other items as long as you can safely remove them when you are finished with the box.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Sign up for a box or plot of your own.
  • Pull weeds and help with composting.
  • Pick and distribute produce.
  • Contribute toward garden wish list items.
  • Plant seeds and care for potted seedlings.
  • Harvest and dry seeds for next season.
  • Have other ideas? Let us know by email!

GARDEN WISH LIST

  • Shade areas
  • Drip system for each box
  • Decomposed granite (to improve disability access)
  • Composting system, solar trash bin, picnic tables
  • Lumber for box frames and work spaces
  • Gift cards for Home Depot, Lowe's, Green Acres

2018: GARDEN LAUNCH

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