ROCKPORT — The earth has been tilled at the Rockport Community Gardens, at the Marge Jones Fields on Route 90, and some plots remain available for gardeners to plant their crops.
This is the first year of the Community Gardens, the brainchild of the Rockport Parks and Beautification Committee, and with an early spring, activity has been picking up.
Following the endorsement by the Rockport Select Board, the town roto-tilled the garden area and volunteers have measured and staked off the individual plots.
The plots are 10 feet by 15 feet and each family can have up to two plots. Currently, there are 36 available plots, but if demand grows, “we can probably squeeze in a few more,” said committee member Doug Cole. “While preference will be given to Rockport residents, we hope to accommodate all local gardeners.”
Compost bins have been assembled from the discarded pallets that were used to store the rock pavers that were used to build the patio at the new library.
“It is a good way to recycle those pallets,” said Cole.
The water supply will be turned on soon and there is ample parking.
To sign up for a plot, go to the Rockport Town Office, pay the $25-plot fee, and receive the plot number.
“Then get planting!” said Cole.
For more information, contact Parks and Beautification Committee Chair Haunani Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hope to see everyone out there this summer,” said Cole.