We have a few raised beds and containers in our back yard. But as our entire lot is only about a quarter acre, it's difficult to get a really big garden going. Salem does have a number of community garden plots, and the idea seems to be growing. No pun intended. There's one over on Center Street and I'm thinking of perhaps getting one of their plots; I think they are 15' x 55' and are only $35. It would be fun to grow some crops which take more space.
If you are interested in community gardens in Salem, in just over a week is your chance to get connected with the group, learn more, and get involved.
Community Potluck/Garden Planning Session @ Marion Polk Food Share (see map below for location)
Monday, March 16th from 6-8pm
We will be coming together at this potluck to focus on the spring garden fair and youth garden program, as well as to create a time line in connection with resources and volunteer projects.
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Through various phone calls and postings, I found who the main contact is:
Garden Project Manager
Marion-Polk Food Share
(office) 503.581.3855 x 323
Can you tell I have spring fever... very badly? Today it was gloriously sunny and 42, then dropped to almost freezing at it SNOWED like a blizzard, and then went back to 40something and sunny. Argh!