Short Wait for Community Garden Plot


For years now I have considered signing up for a plot, and I have had plenty of folks encouraging me along the way, but it wasn’t until just last month that I added my name to the wait list. This may seem like a silly idea since my garden here at home keeps me busy, but I have a few different reasons for doing so that really changed even my own mind concerning the subject.

Now that I have been contacted about a 200 square foot plot about 1.5 miles from my home, I am ready to post my reasons for doing this bold garden expansion.

1) My husband and I can now grow in straight lines with a square foot system.

2) The foster kids and I will now have a daily task to tend to practically year round in our climate. Many of them have expressed an interest in gardening, but they only want to work on veggie gardens. I credit programs at their schools for introducing them to this kind of activity and for giving them the confidence to work the earth.

3) I can actually walk to the location, and once I save some more money, I can buy a bike and ride there. Our house is located within a stone’s throw of a designated bike route. Even some of the kids could ride with me if we had a bicycle for them to ride.

So all in all, this is a wonderful opportunity for us and for the kids. I cannot wait to take on this challenge too since growing veggies has not been my forte.

If you are interested in learning about our city’s program, here is a link!

Community Gardens Program, the City or Portland

9 thoughts on “Short Wait for Community Garden Plot

  1. I love comparing gardens when gardening at a community garden. There's usually tons of fun ideas, and you always feel good about yourself because someone neglects their garden too.


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