Saturday, April 1, 2017

NIXON PARK: Gardens on the move

Christine and Steve Denno were good enough to send me an update about the Kennett Community Gardens at Anson B. Nixon Park. The garden area is moving from the south side of the parking lot (the one near the tennis courts) to the west side.
A group of gardeners and volunteers dismantled the old raised beds, a task that took about four hours. The next step will be to transfer the "old" soil to the new garden, where it will be used the shared herb bed, the Kennett Area Community Services garden plots, and the children's garden area. Laurel Valley Soils has generously agreed to donate "new" soil to fill the new garden plots.
"The next step is to install a fence, and once that is done we can then schedule a date to build out the plots, move the soil, spread the wood chips and start gardening!" An opening celebration is set for May 5th.
The new garden will have about 50 raised beds, measuring 3-by-10 feet each. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of $25 for the year. Gardeners supply their own tools, plants, seeds, organic fertilizer and herbicides and share communal responsibilities.
Here is the contact information for anyone interested in reserving a garden: phone, 610-444-1416; email; internet

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