City adds new public garden plot

Fourth public garden plot southwest of 19th Street and 30th Avenue

Public garden plot green thumbs have another option this season.

City of Red Deer has added a fourth public garden plot, Twin Spruce Gardens near 19th Street and 30th Avenue, for those determined to enjoy nature’s bounty in hands-on style. Those who want to switch to the new location can do so now.

Gardeners who want to switch among the previous three garden plots can do that between April 3 to 24.

The other three locations are at Michener Gardens (3809 55th St.), Piper Creek Gardens (1709 40th Ave.) and Parkside Gardens (5320 67th St.)

Those wishing to renew their city garden plot at those locations have until March 24 to let the city know.

Don’t have a plot? Public registration takes place on April 22.

Plots cost $45 for a large, $28 for a medium and $16 for a small.

The season begins on May 19.

July 3 is the Weed it or Lose it date when city staff will check to ensure that plot gardeners are keeping on top of weeds. If staff have to step in the gardener loses their plot for the following year.

Gardeners are encouraged to keep their gardens pesticide free.

For more information go to www.reddeer.ca.

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