If live in the City of Auburn and were ever interested in growing your own vegetables, but just didn’t have the space or property to do so, that opportunity will now be available to you.
A new community garden program is coming to Auburn thanks to the combined efforts of Sarah Collins of R&S Farms and Mary Ann Henry, Auburn Senior Center Director. Both ladies have teamed up to bring this new venture to the community.
The Auburn Community Garden will be located on Wrenwood Drive in Auburn, between the Auburn Senior Center and the senior apartment complexes.
R&S Farms of Auburn will be turning the ground for this new endeavor at no charge. The garden plots are 10 x 15 and there is a $10 fee for each area. The fee will be refunded back if all terms of the agreement are met at the end of the season.
“The community garden is becoming a reality,” said Henry who has been running the senior center since 2015. “We have been given the okay to use the empty lot across from the parking lot at the senior center to allow folks to have their own garden experience.”
Henry said anyone who would like to grow their own veggies this year can now do so.
“With little time or energy one can have tomatoes and green beans or whatever you would like that can be grown in the ground,” Henry said.
Applications are available at the Auburn Senior Center and at Auburn City Hall and can be downloaded from the Auburn Senior Center Facebook page.
“We are hoping that folks who live in the community who do not have the available space for a garden and love the idea of growing their own fresh produce, will take advantage of this program,” Henry added.
For more information please call the Auburn Senior Center at 270-542-8223 or email at [email protected]
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.