Community Garden Grows Closer to a New Season

Community Garder
The community garden is located at Bowling Green Park, 2200 Bowling Green St.

We’re currently accepting 2020 garden plot rentals and encourage you to secure your spot before it’s too late. Call (940) 349-7275 or visit us at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX.

2020 Community Garden Timeline

  • New plot allocations will be released to gardeners for gardening Feb. 2, 2020

  • Water to the garden will be turned on mid-March 2020

  • Prior to planting, we’ll mow and till the garden site.

Plot Sizes and Fee

  • 15’ x 15’ or 11’ x 20’

  • $20 per plot with a limit of two plots per person

  • Plots will be staked with a plot number on the southwest corner stake

Quick Notes

  • Watering is allowed daily from 7 a.m to 10 p.m.

  • Hand watering only; no sprinklers or timers allowed

  • Annual plants only, i.e. vegetables or flowers

  • Perennial and tree plantings are prohibited

Resources

We comply with the current Integrated Pest Management (IPM) guidelines, therefore the use of glyphosate products is prohibited. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in products such as Roundup, Rodeo Aquatic Herbicide, and Eraser.

“The first community gardens in the United States were vacant lot gardens started during the economic recession of the 1890s. Detroit was the first city in the United States to create an extensive municipally sponsored urban gardening program using vacant lots in the city. Mayor Hazen Pingree started the program in response to the economic recession that began in 1893, which left many of the city’s industrial laborers, particularly recent Polish and German immigrants, unemployed and hungry.” Smithsonian Gardens

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Source: City of Denton