Punxsutawney Rotary Club’s Community Garden

Community Garden Regulations and Application


Applications Being Accepted for Rotary Club’s Community Garden


PUNXSUTAWNEY—Punxsutawney Rotary Club has announced that applications are now being accepted from individuals or nonprofit organizations interested in renting a garden plot in the Rotary Club’s Community Garden.

“Again this year we have 12 full beds and 24 half beds available,” says  Erin Cameron, Rotarian and chairperson of the Community Garden committee. She adds that this is a great opportunity for Girl and Boy Scout troops, community organizations, and home gardeners who over-bought on their plants and need some additional space.

The purpose of the Community Garden is to give those who don’t have the space or resources a chance to grow their own fruits and vegetables. The raised garden beds are available for a small annual rental fee: $20 for a full 8’x8’ bed and $10 for a half bed. Those applying to rent a bed are asked to read over the Community Garden rules and regulations, which are posted on the web site, before applying to be sure they will be able to comply with them. The rules require renters to plant, maintain, and clean up their beds. There are additional regulations that govern the type of plantings, uses of mulch and fertilizers, and maintenance of the Community Garden area.

Garden plots will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Completed applications and rental fees can be mailed to the Rotary Club or dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office or Weather Discovery Center no later than May 31, 2017. All awarded gardeners will be given a Community Garden Rules, Regulations & Helpful Tips Booklet to refer to during the growing season and will receive garden gloves and a garden tool (while supplies last). After visiting the website, those who need further information can e-mail the Community Garden committee at punxsutawneycommunitygarden@gmail.com or may call Erin Cameron at 814-952-0490.

In 2015, Punxsutawney Rotary Club was awarded a District Simplified Grant through Rotary District #7280 to develop the Community Garden. The grants are given for projects that benefit the Club’s home community, and Rotary Club members are required to volunteer their time to implement the project. Rotary Clubs operate under the mission of “Service above Self.”



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