As awareness increases in our community to buy local and choose organic produce, more people than ever are also taking an interest in trying their hand at small scale farming and gardening. Not everyone has the land or space to grow a garden in their own yards, however, and more and more people are investigating joining a community garden. To this end, Sotterley will be hosting just such a community garden for the first time in 2012 and we will have a limited number of plots available for people ready to get their hands dirty! Sotterley’s Community Gardens will be yet another way that our site not only supports our community but connects it to our agrarian past.
Sotterley’s Community Garden Plots will be located just behind the Visitor Center, and ground has already been broken to get the plots ready for planting. There will be ten 20-foot by 30-foot plots available at a cost of $70/plot for the season ($50/plot for members), or $35/plot for a 10-foot by 30 foot area. ($25/plot for members). The season will run from April 1 – October 1.
To find out more details please contact Kim Husick at the Sotterley office at 301-373-2280 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.