The Lowell Community Garden is a new service dedicated to neighborhood residents. You can benefit from the garden located on the southwest corner of Belmont and Poplar avenues.
For $35 a year, you can rent your own plot and have access to gardening tools. This includes compost, water (drip lines with timers!) and free education.
Rebecca Ortiz and her family have been using the community garden since May.
“Gardening is something we can all do together,” said Rebecca Ortiz. “We have taught our children how plants grow, how to harvest and how to eat healthy.”
The garden has 32-different plots and four raised beds for wheelchair access. Gates to the garden are locked and only gardeners have the combination to enter.
“It has been a great and educational experience for us as parents and for our children,” said Ortiz. “Planting our own fruits and vegetables helps us save money.”
There is currently a wait list for garden plots, but you can still benefit by starting a garden in your own home.
For more information on how to get started, contact Tom Matott at 559.485.1416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.