After last year’s flood and other issues, a Garden Steering Committee formed in late March to try to bring life back to the concept of Community Gardens in Cedar Falls for 2017. Initial members include John Smith, Deb Gallagher, Mary Jo Loveland, Christine Williams and Lytishya Borglum. Please let us know if you would be interested in being part of the committee.
Several Committee members cleared all the garden debris and flood debris left at the end of the 2016 season and the City of Cedar Falls stepped up to help us haul it away.
The Community Gardens will be tilled by the City of Cedar Falls sometime in the next week or two and plot registration is now open on this website. We’ll notify gardeners by email when their garden plots are ready to be planted. Our target date for opening is May 1st.
New Garden rules have been developed to help make the gardens more enjoyable for those looking to raise vegetables and flowers for their families. Please read these carefully. When you register and pay for your plot, you are agreeing to follow the rules.
The plot fee as been lowered this year and all gardeners are expected to follow the rules and help keep the gardens looking nice.
This year, plots will be assigned starting at the east end and moving west as registrations come in. Unrented plots will be planted with rye grass and kept mowed.
Any questions, email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Spring is here!!
So to start off with some good news, the garden is currently at capacity for the 2016 growing season! I am very excited to begin planting with you all.
-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED-
Tilling: due to the very wet conditions (that are to be expected in April and May) the city was unable to till the garden last week. BUT- the weather looks like it will be on our side this week, so Nate and I will keep everyone posted on that front. Once the garden is tilled it will be open to everyone.
We have received many responses to the email update we sent out, it looks like a lot of you would be interested in a garden party. That’s great! As we get into the planting season we will update you on that as well.
Just a reminder, there is a pile of good, black compost for you guys to use at your discretion once the garden is open. Get that free organic matter for your plants! Yum!
As always, please feel free to email Nate or me with questions and concerns.
The Garden site is open for registrations for the 2016 growing season!
Tell your friends, neighbors, and organizations!
Sign up now to reserve your space. If you would like a specific plot assignment, please contact Bobbi Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Let’s Grow Together-
Hello! With the growing season rounding the corner quickly, now is a good time to introduce you to the new Garden Manager for 2016. Everyone, Meet Nate!
Nate Gainer is a resident of Cedar Falls and an avid backyard gardener. He is very excited to work with all of you for a successful 2016 growing season. If you have questions, comments, or concerns Nate can be reached at email@example.com
Nate’s Backyard Garden: 2015
Happy March! We will be opening the garden for sign ups soon by the end of the week!
Good news gardeners! The garden is now open for planting. Click on the plot assignment Menu item to see the latest assignments.
Please tell your friends and neighbors about the community garden. We still have plenty of plots left.