Land Trust announces garden plans
AMHERST – The Amherst Land Trust announced the opening of a community garden in the village.
The Joshua’s Park playground is scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend. The bricks for the plaza will arrive in late May. But even before that, the Stearns-Davis Community Gardens at Joshua’s Park are open now for application, first-come, first-served, with plantings to begin in the last week of April, depending on when the heavy equipment operators have completed their work.
If you live in town on a lot not conducive to gardening, the Stearns- Davis Community Gardens may be for you. Half of the allotments have already been spoken for.
The land on which residents will be gardening has been farmed for more than 150 years, so its soils are rich and fertile. The gardens get plenty of sunlight and water is onsite.
Plots are leased annually and come in two sizes: 10-by-20 for $30 and 20-by-20 for $50.
To apply, contact Lora Swansinger at 673-6248 or email@example.com,or sign up at the Recreation Office at 4 Cross Road.
For more information or to donate to the Joshua’s Park project, visit www.JoshuasPark.org.