Show Your Support for the McFarland Community Garden!

As the Spring Rains begin to wash away the snow, hope for a McFarland Community Garden is blossoming!  After months of designs, discussions, research, and negotiations, our “Day in the Sun” may soon arrive 🙂

The McFarland Village Board will be voting on the proposal for the garden this Monday, March 11th at 7pm.  Make your voice heard if you value a community garden space in our village, by attending the meeting, or contacting the Village of McFarland Trustees.

Hands Holding Vegetables

Our Garden Plan is Evolving

The updated garden plan
The updated garden plan

The McFarland Community Garden is growing from a simple seed of an idea that was planted last summer. Even amidst this bitter, snowy winter, beautiful things can GROW!

We have high hopes that we will be able to get our hands in the dirt this Spring 2013.

Here is the plan for our first season:
21 Individual Plots (20′ x 20′)
4 Adaptive Plots (to be constructed during our first season)
Pumpkin Patch for our Harvest Festival
4-H Youth Garden Playground

As soon as we have final approval for the garden, we will be accepting applications for plots…keep checking back for updates!!

Community Garden Idea Gaining Some Ground

Katie Gletty-Syoen works on her garden at her Johnson Street home. She is spearheading an effort to create a community garden in the village, in which residents can rent plots.

Check out the article in our local newspaper, The McFarland Thistle

I was honored to have the opportunity to chat with a journalist from our local paper about the Community Garden plans!  Read the article here.

There is one correction….The garden is slated to be situated between the McFarland United Church of Christ and The Homestead, a housing complex (NOT A CEMETERY).  The rear border of the proposed garden plot is the Lower McFarland Cemetery.  I am asking that the editors of The Thistle make note of that correction in the next issue.