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Wadsworth Public Library and the City of Wadsworth have partnered through the Wadsworth Knows How initiative to establish a community gardening program for local residents.
We are now accepting applications for 10' X 10' plots at Bird Park in Wadsworth. Priority will be given to residents of the City of Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township, on a first come, first served basis.
While the growing season has already started, there's still plenty of time to reap the benefits of gardening by planting mid and eventually late season crops.
Plots are rented from the time your application is approved through December 1, 2020. On-site compost and wildflower pollinator gardens are maintained by the Garden Committee with the assistance of all gardeners.
Our Garden Committee is made up of experienced gardeners who are committed to helping you succeed as you learn the ropes. Whether you're an experienced gardener yourself or planting for the very first time, there is a place for all skill levels at the Bird Park Community Garden.
A single, 10' X 10' garden plot costs $25 per season, checks made payable to the City of Wadsworth, per the gardening agreement. Ability to pay, based on income, will be considered on a case by case basis.
Water is provided by the City of Wadsworth and is tapped from a nearby drinking fountain. Each gardener is responsible for watering their individual plot.
The garden site is located just north of the water tower at New Bird Park, 560 Bird St., in the City of Wadsworth. It's a wide open area with lots of sunshine and close proximity to a City-provided water source.
Based on initial soil testing, the soil has been amended with a base fertilizer application. Gardeners are welcome to conduct nutrient tests on their plot and/or add fertilizers as desired.
Gardeners are responsible for fencing their own individual plots with chick wire or some other temporary structure.
The four corner plots have been reserved by the Garden Committee for a combination of native wildflowers (supporting pollinators) and composting sites. Only debris cleared from the gardens may be placed in the shared composting sites.
Gardeners are prohibited from growing plants or building trellises that exceed 6' in height.
Use of chemicals is strictly prohibited. Situations calling for pest or disease remediation will require the review and prior approval of the Garden Committee.
David G. Williams
Daniel Slife (Wadsworth Public Library liason)
Name: Sandy Papp
Phone: (330) 603-3684
Email: sandypapp [at] yahoo.com