Hello Blacksburg Community Gardeners,
Registration forms have started going out for the coming growing season.
If you plan to renew, you will need to first be sure your garden is in order. Trash should be removed, bare soil covered in leaves or cover crops, plastics stored at your home and tools put away.
Gardens left untended will be passed on to new gardeners.
The gardens remains open to our gardeners. Here are some of the new conditions. Please check your email for future details. 1. If you or any member of your household has a fever or is showing any symptoms of the COVID 19 stay home. We hope you get well soon. 2. A hand sanitizer dispensers are full and attached to the kiosk at the parking lot. 3. Bring your own tools, wheelbarrows, and buckets to the garden and take them home with you at the end of each day. 4. Water is on, please conserve and wash your hands after using the hoses. 5. Take every bit of your trash home with you. Don’t put trash in the compost, don’t leave it in your garden plot and don’t leave it in the shed. 6. Practice safe social distancing – at least 6′ from other people. Safe distancing is important for your children too.
The Wong Park Community Garden Opened in Spring of 2020 in the Wong Park off Wilson Street in Blacksburg, Virginia. The garden has 15 community garden plots with priority given to the Bennett Hill/Progress neighborhood gardeners and then to the larger community.
The Garrison Community Garden at Cedar Hill Park Community Garden will open in Spring of 2021 in the Cedar Hill Park at the south end of Blacksburg, Virginia. The garden will have 15 community garden plots with priority given to the Cedar Hill/Cedar Crest neighborhood gardeners and then to the larger community. The garden is named for the late Susan Garrison the much-loved and admired Sustainability Manager for the Town of Blacksburg.
The Hale Community Garden is a 5 acre of community garden located at the north end of the town of Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 2009, the garden is a hub of community activity. The land was donated by Arlean Hale Lambert.
The Hale Community Garden features 65 community garden plots, a solar greenhouse, beehives, food forest project, small apple orchard, asparagus patch, herb garden, and pollinator garden. Gardeners, students, volunteers, and other community residents are always buzzing around. Come out and meet new people, volunteer, share gardening ideas, learn something new or just enjoying being outdoors.
Along with providing space for community members to garden, we host gardening classes, potluck suppers and groups + individuals wanting to participate in growing food. Our aim is to provide a learning and service environment for anyone interested while promoting the growing of healthy food and dynamic community.
Want to garden with us? You can add your name to the 2021 waiting list by sending us an email. Please include your address so we can place you in a garden closest to your home (or let us know a garden preference).
The Hale Community Garden, the Wong Park Community Garden and the Garrison Garden at Cedar Hill Park are programs of Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc.
The mission of Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc. is to cultivate and nourish community through the support of local food and farms, the creation and growth of jobs, the advocacy of a home, and the gathering of friends and neighbors.