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Wales Park Community Garden taking applications

Feb 17, 2021
Wales Park Community Garden applications are now open.

Belfast — In 2019, a small group of Belfast citizens started searching for a suitable location for a community garden that would allow the growing of food by individuals who did not have access to land. A site was selected in a portion of Wales Park. In 2020, this park, located at the corner of Lincolnville Avenue and Main Street, saw a flurry of activity as garden beds and paths were laid out and fencing and a shed went up.

Citizens of Belfast are now invited to apply for one of eight plots to garden in the Wales Park Community Garden in 2021. The winners will be chosen by lottery drawing. A separate drawing for two table-height beds will be held at the same time; these beds will be built in the spring, thanks to the generosity of the community, which contributed to this specific project through a crowdsourcing campaign at seedmoney.org.

All plots have access to water and were amended with compost or cover crops in 2020. A plot not planted by June 15 will be forfeited to a gardener on the waiting list. The one-time plot fee is based on a sliding scale and starts at $20.

Plot applications are now available on the Wales Park Community Garden Facebook page, the Belfast Parks & Recreation website, at the Belfast City Hall Clerk’s Office and the Parks & Recreation Office. All applications must be received (or postmarked, if sent by mail) by March 19 in order to be included in the lottery. To email an application, send a filled-in PDF version of the application to clifford.WPCG@icloud.com.

Mailed applications should be sent to Nat Clifford, WPCG Steering Committee, P.O. Box 174, Belfast, ME 04915.

The lottery will be held March 29. Winners will be notified via email or telephone by March 31.

For more information about the application and registration process, contact Clifford at 558-2465 or by email at clifford.WPCG@icloud.com.

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