Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Plot rental agreements etc

Byrd Park Community Garden
Plots Available NOW!

Are you a frustrated city gardener with a lack of sunny greenspace?
Are you a curious or novice gardener looking for others to teach you some plant-growing tricks?
Are you a penny-saver hoping to ease the grocery budget by growing your own food?
Are you a Byrd Park resident seeking to connect with our neighborhood gardening community?

If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, we have the answer! The Byrd Park Community Garden is offering raised bed plots (4 feet x 8 feet) to 20 residents of our neighborhood for a base fee of $50 plus a start-up fee of $20 this year ($70 total fee for 2012). These will be available on a first come, first served basis to individuals who submit their check for $70 and a signed plot rental agreement (click here).

The Byrd Park Community Garden will be located at 2100 Idlewood on the grounds of the lovely and historic Winthrop Manor, a newly opened assisted living facility for senior adults. Our groundbreaking weekend is April 14th and 15th so if you'd like to be a part of building the garden, we need your shovels and skills! (click here to sign up!)

The plot enrollment period begins Wednesday, March 28th, and continues until all plots are rented. If we have more applicants than plots available, we may be able to accommodate those on the waiting list by building more beds, but to ensure your spot in the Community Garden, get your completed application in now! Turn in your $70 check (payable to Tricycle Gardens) and signed plot rental agreement to Leslie Hartman, 2107 Maplewood Avenue.

Questions, email us at

See you at the garden!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


How you can help:

Make a financial contribution so we can build the garden. Our bare bones budget is around $2,000. Mail or drop off your donation at 2112 Lakeview Avenue – Ruthie Morrison’s home. Make your check to “Tricycle Gardens” our fiscal sponsor. Contributions ARE tax-deductible.

Lettuce grow!  (Sorry for the pun...)