Apply Now: Grow Vegetables at Gateway Organic Garden

Gateway Community Garden in Huntington Station has openings for new gardeners who want to grow their own clean, pesticide free vegetables while also being part of a vibrant, joyful community.

There¹s nothing tastier than a sun-ripened tomato you¹ve just harvested, or more exciting that pulling a beautiful carrot from the ground‹other than doing it with like-minded gardeners and children!

Raised garden beds that are five fee wide and 20 feet long, and in full sun, provide all the space necessary to grow food for a family with enough left over to help support local food banks. Several of these beds are available now for planting this spring. Delicious vegetables like peas and carrots can be planted as early as mid-March if the weather cooperates.

Parents and grandparents are also invited to apply for smaller beds where they can garden together with children or grandchildren.

The beds are free but participation in garden activities, such as weeding pathways, maintaining compost piles and keeping the tool shed in order, is required of all gardeners. A donation is also requested if possible.

All beds have water supply, and gardeners have free access to tools, wheelbarrows, compost and mulch.

New gardeners with limited experience growing vegetables can request help from experienced gardeners. Gateway also h olds periodic educational events on growing food organically and social events such as Full Moon pot luck parties.

Only Huntington Town residents are eligible to garden at Gateway. If morepeople apply than the number of available beds, you may be placed on a waiting list.

To apply, go Gatewaygarden.org  and click on the application button. Or, apply in person on Wednesday March 13, 6:30 p.m.; or Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; or Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 pm; all at the historic Teich House at 12 Academy Place, Huntington Station. Use rear entrance.

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