Community Garden

 EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN IMPROVEMENTS

OPEN HOUSE TO VIEW DRAFT DESIGN


JUNE 5, 6:00PM - 7:30PM, 2018. 
Location: Edgerton Community Gym (enter from the north side of Edgerton Elementary School.) 
You are invited to come weigh in on initial design plans for improvements slated for Edgerton Community Garden. Improvements being considered include, piping in water for the community garden, additional plots, ADA accessible plots, fruit trees, shed, and fence.  City Community Garden Coordinator, Oakley Biesanz, and the Landscape Architect and Designer will present initial design concepts for Edgerton Garden Improvements.  We are interested to hear from gardener, neighbor, school, and others.
DRAFT DESIGN PLAN CONCEPTS 1 & 2:
 If you can’t make this meeting, but would like to provide feedback for the design, a link to an Edgerton Community Design
Online survey will be available HERE ON THIS LINK from June 5th at 2pm, until June 15th, 2018 to provide input.  These designs will also be presented at the June 20th Maplewood Parks Commission meeting.

GARDEN PLOTS FILLED FOR 2018 SEASON.  

For nearby Community Gardens in the area, see "Resources", below.


EDGERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN IS LOCATED 

in Edgerton Park near the baseball fields and the playground.  The park is located near the corner of Roselawn and Edgerton in Maplewood, and just north of Edgerton Elementary School.

Edgerton Community Garden has 12’ x 15’ plots, and 4’ x 8’ raised bed (eighteen inches height, priority for raised beds given to those with self-reporting mobility issues, though not wheelchair accessible) for the 2018 garden season.  The City will stake the plots, and provide a water tank. Renters agree to plant, maintain, and harvest their plots using organic (chemical-free) methods.  The plots are not tilled for the gardeners.

Garden Improvements in 2018 to provide water spigots and expand and improve the garden is planned to take place this garden season.  This construction may temporarily make some garden plots inaccessible for a few days this garden season, and some plots may not be available for rent, or will only be available for a limited time frame for rent to allow for grading of the site.

Renters agree to plant their plots no later than Monday, May 21, 2018, and the have their plots cleaned and cleared by the end of the season, by Weds, October 24th, 2018. 

Community Garden Questions: Call Coordinator Oakley Biesanz 651-249-2173

GARDENING TIPS


This handout highlights research-based gardening tips for building your soil and controlling pests and weeds organically. This handout was put together by Jeffrey Gillman, former professor at University of MN in Horticultural Sciences, and his presentation for the Community Gardens of Maplewood and North St Paul. The translations below are provided by local volunteers. 
English Language (PDF), 
Spanish Language (PDF),
Hmong Language (PDF), 
Karen Language (PDF)

GARDENING RESOURCES