You can rent a plot in the community garden at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.
You don’t have to live in Hamburg; anyone can rent a plot.
Lockwood’s has set aside a portion of its farmland for the community garden. It has divided the garden into parcels 4 feet wide by 50 feet long; the square footage is the size of an average home vegetable garden. There are also smaller parcels available, which are 4 feet wide by 23 feet long.
The fee, which helps to cover garden expenses and use of the land, is $85 for the larger parcel and $50 for the smaller parcel. In addition, as a goodwill gesture, they ask that gardeners donate about a tenth of their harvest to a local food pantry.
Members will benefit from a 10 percent discount on garden-related products and classes at Lockwood’s.
The parcels will be assigned during the first meeting of the year, which will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Lockwood’s. Fred Safford, the new social director, will also cover ideas on how to expand the social aspect of the garden.
The land will be tilled and ready for planting (weather permitting) after the meeting. Water will be readily accessible with hoses in the garden. Organic practices will be required and no use of chemicals on the garden parcels will be allowed by garden members.
Members will have free parking and access to the land during store operating hours seven days a week.
See all the community garden rules and requirements here.
You can stop by the store to sign up for the community garden or you can sign up at the meeting.