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Mountain View Community Garden

Post Date:04/18/2017 2:16 PM

Springtime = Garden Time!

It’s time to plant at the Mountain View Community Garden

Midvale has a thriving Community Garden, located at 8050 South 300 East, that is now open for applications for the 2017 gardening season.  If you don’t have space at your home, or if you want to garden alongside other enthusiasts, or if you simply want to try a garden for the first time, then the Community Garden might be perfect for you.    We have 50 raised-bed gardens that are available to our Midvale neighbors, all of which are watered automatically through our drip irrigation system.  Our soil is very fertile, and we have unlimited sunlight.  What could be easier?  As something fun to do together, we have a community pumpkin patch, and are adding a large raspberry patch for this coming season.  

While providing residents a chance to grow food for themselves and others, one goal of the Community Garden is to become a community gathering place that facilitates cross-cultural and inter-generational connections between Midvale residents; many friendships have been formed between gardeners and neighbors.  The Garden facilitates educational and volunteer opportunities for schools and clubs, creates opportunities to teach and practice concepts of environmental stewardship, and enriches the local community through preservation of our urban greenspace.   The Garden is a member of the Wasatch Community Garden network, which provides outreach to teach gardeners by teaching concepts of planting, growing, harvesting, seed storage, cultivation, and pest control. 

Here’s how it works: 

We will rent to you a raised-bed garden that’s either five-, ten-, or fifteen-feet long.   The costs for these gardens are $20, $40, or $60, respectively, for the entire season.   This includes water and compost for you to add to your garden as you see fit.  We have tools that you can borrow, and plenty of folks alongside with you to answer any questions that you may have.  We have two ADA-accessible garden beds for those who may be disabled or use a wheelchair, but still love to garden.

Sound good?  The only thing we ask in return is that you agree to donate five hours of your time between now and October to help with various types of garden projects and chores. 

Once you join the garden, your own garden plot will be automatically reserved for you for as many years as you wish to keep gardening.   Our new garden space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and this year, we have approximately 10 garden beds to rent out.  Don’t delay and lose this opportunity!

If you’re not sure and just want to see the garden, please drive or bicycle over to the garden between dawn-to-dusk and pay a visit.   If you’re ready to dig in and join up with us, here’s how to contact us:

Via email (preferred):  mvcgarden@gmail.com  

Via telephone:  please call (801) 561-5911 on Monday, or Wednesday through Friday.   The helpful person who answers the phone will take a message for you to be called back as soon as possible.

Springtime = garden time.  We hope to see you at the Community Garden soon!

We are looking for several experienced gardeners to come along side and help us manage and expand our beautiful garden.  If you are interested, please contact Dale at mvgarden@gmail.com .