East Row Garden Club of Newport, KY

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We are proud to have a community garden in the East Row!   

Work Day Photos!

2013:  Photos from the 2013 season.

2012: We have expanded!  We added 9 more plots to accommodate our growing waiting list. Watch us expand - work day photos. 

2011: The build is complete and plants (and gardeners) are thriving!  Watch us build - work day photos.

What is a Community Garden?  As reported by the National Association of Community Gardens (NACG): Very simply, it is any piece of land gardened by a group of people.    More specifically, there are many types of community gardens; those dedicated to selling produce at a farmers market, some are used as a therapy garden, some are for school children, to name a few.

This is a neighborhood community garden that provides an opportunity for neighbors to come together and grow nutritious food while creating a beautiful green space for community members to spend time in.  Learn more about why community gardens are valuable on the Urban Harvest web site.

Since the 1980's, community gardening has blossomed all across greater Cincinnati. There are already dozens of these magnificent green and growing areas throughout the city.

The Civic Garden Center's 12-week class on how to set up and run a Community Garden is a great resource for those interested in putting one of these in your own communities.

Where is the East Row Community Garden?  Our community garden is located at the end of Nelson Place, across the street from the newly-formed East Row Swim Club (the old Hannaford Pool House). 

How does it work?  Our community garden has 27 plots that are assigned on a yearly basis.  Each plot owner is responsible for planting, maintaining and harvesting their own plot at their enjoyment.

How is it funded?  After the initial start up, yearly budget requirements are estimated at less than $1,000 which will be covered by the yearly plot fees. 

Start up funds included monies to build a fence, create water access, build raised beds, install wood chips paths, provide soil, and build 3 compost bins.  After building 18 plots the first year and still having a long waiting list, the garden was expanded to 27 plots at the beginning of the second season.

We would like to thank the following for their generous assistance in this project:

How do I join?  Contact the Community Garden Coordinator to get your name on the list for the next open plot.  Applications are accepted and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Resources for East Row Community Gardeners

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