Southborough Community Garden plots available

Above: John Gulbankian plowing the community garden many springs ago (contributed photo)

Southborough Community Garden is getting ready to divvy up garden plots on the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land again.

The public is invited to buy spots to plant veggies, herbs, or annual flowers.

There are several rules outlined about allowed gardening practices and required maintenance of plots. 

This year, the rules have gone further to include a ban on any pesticides:

No pesticides allowed, organic or otherwise. The community gardens abuts Beecology were Dr. Robert Gegear leads a research team on at-risk native bumblebees. Using pesticides puts those bumblebees at further risk. If gardeners identify an insect infestation, they should handpick them and drop them in a jar of soapy water.

In addition, due to concerns about invasive jumping worms, no soil can be brought into the gardens this season. Plus, gardeners are cautioned to remove blights or diseased plants, “do NOT compost them”.

Only one size plot will be assigned, 10′ x 20′. The fee has been halved this year to $25.

Plots will be assigned based on the date stamped in the envelope by the US Post office.

For details or to sign up, click here to open the pdf. For more information, email ikerber@southboroughma.com.

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