Claim a Plot in New Community Garden

Do you want to grow your own food? Need the space and tools to do it? Never gardened before but want to learn how? Are you an experienced gardener who wants to share what you know with beginning gardeners and learn new techniques from other gardeners? Alfred State College’s Green Team is calling all types of gardeners to put down roots in a new community garden hosted by the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA).

The garden will be located just inside the Village of Alfred behind the Horticulture Building at Alfred State College.

The community garden will help local families have access to fresh, healthy vegetables and fruits. “We have the opportunity to teach a whole new generation of young people the joy and rewards of growing their own food,” explained Brian Baker, executive director of the Sustainability Institute.

The community garden gives participating gardeners access to a greenhouse, tools, equipment, organic seeds, potting mix, and compost provided by the college.

The Green Team invites schools, clubs, organizations, and individuals to claim a plot in the garden. For more information, call Sandy Dennison at (607) 587-4069, or e-mail her at dennissj@alfredstate.edu. An Alfred Community Garden Facebook page has been set up at http://www.facebook.com/AlfredGarden.