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Al Schlueter spaded new beds last weekend at the Fair Acres neighborhood garden, where he has a plot. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Garden with your neighbors

Villagers can sign up to garden at one of four neighborhood garden plots around town — Bill Duncan Park, the Glass Farm, Fair Acres and Friends Care — where last year more than 50 families tilled and tended beds together.

And new gardens may open up this year in a neighborhood near you. With 0.3 acres now in production, just two percent of Village-owned land is dedicated to the effort. This year the group is eyeing expansion onto Village land at Corry and President Streets and near the Union Schoolhouse.

“Space is not a limitation — there is so much vacant land around town,” said organizer Doug Bailey, known locally as Thor. “And we can get a lot done on a very small acreage.”

Interested gardeners can sign up at the Village offices, the library, Tom’s Market or Eco-Mental, or contact Thor at 767-2729.


..Acomb tills the Glass Farm to prepare for new neighborhood garden plots. (Submitted photo by Thor)

Bill Acomb tilled the Glass Farm to prepare for new neighborhood garden plots. (Submitted photo by Thor)



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