Growing together in a community garden
The American Community Garden Association defines a community garden as "any piece of land gardened by a group of people."
Castle Rock residents who love to garden organically or simply want to give it a try have an opportunity close to home. In 2012, the first public community garden opened in Town - the Castle Rock Community Garden at Glover Park.
This project was approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission and Town Council. The garden has also become its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization through the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Residents can lease plots to garden. Applications for individual plots will be accepted beginning April 1. There are 23 plots available. Plots are granted one per household on a first-come, first-served basis. Gardeners keep what they grow, but are encouraged to donate some of their produce.
The group is looking for donations such as deck screws, untreated pine, wheelbarrows, garden tools, hoses, hose holders, decorative planters, benches, etc.
Visit the Community Garden blog for more information and plot applications or to get involved, email the garden group or call 303-884-8947.
The Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department supports this project, but it is a community-based and community-run effort.