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Community gardeners. Photo provided.

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Area Community Garden will hold two meetings on Wednesday, April 19, at 12 noon and at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Ludlow (corner of Elm and Pleasant streets). All beginning and experienced gardeners are invited to attend, ask any questions and sign up. Plot assignments will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

The fenced garden is located in the Fletcher Farm on Route 103, at the border between Ludlow and Proctorsville. UVM Extension master gardeners are available to assist gardeners.

Individual 10’ by 10’ plots are used to grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and strawberries. Larger plots will be shared for growing asparagus, rhubarb, a mini-orchard, pumpkins and squashes. These shared plots require less labor per person and are open to all gardeners. New waist-high raised beds are now available. These are suitable for anyone having difficulty bending over, kneeling or using a wheelchair.

The $15 per plot/per year fee includes the use of many garden tools, hoses, tiller, carts, water for irrigation, compost and other materials. Scholarship plots are available upon request. Free seeds will be given out at the April meetings and later on at the garden while they last. The garden is open to individuals and groups residing in Ludlow and all neighboring towns. Come to one of the meetings or for more information, call Fran Webb at 802-875-2064, Bob Kottkamp at 802-228-6282, Gary MacIntyre at 802-228-7178 or Rosa Donohue at 802-228-7496.

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