Community Garden Program Kicks Off 235

MOULTONBOROUGH — The town is accepting applications for its new Community Garden plots located at the Lions Club property on Old Route 109. The applications may be obtained on-line at the Town's web site by clicking on Town Committees and then clicking on Community Garden or Town Hall.
Under this new program, a resident — whether year-round or seasonal — or taxpayer may sign up for one or more plots in which to raise fruits and vegetables. Participants may access their 20-foot by 30-foot plot(s) on Memorial Day weekend and must have it fully cleaned up by Oct. 30.
The plots are being fully tilled by the Town and provided with compost and water for $60 per plot.
The Conservation Commission and its Community Garden Sub-Committee have been working for six months to set up the garden program.
"This is a great opportunity for those with limited land area or poor soil conditions to grow nutritious, inexpensive, and delicious food for their families, friends and — if they choose — to donate to those in need," said Ken Kasarjian, sub-committee chairman.
Selectmen Chairman Joel Mudgett said, "Moultonborough has a great tradition of community projects and this is just one more way in which citizens can interact with their neighbors while providing an opportunity to be a bit more self reliant in a safe environment." He also thanked the Lions Club for its efforts, including contributing toward the electrical costs.