Potential gardeners get have a small garden plot at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is currently accepting applications for the Adopt-An-Urban Garden Program at the park located at 3825 W. Farm Road 146.
The program provides area residents with a space in which to grow a garden, along with providing an opportunity to gather with others who have a similar interest in gardening. Garden plot sizes are eight-feet by 16-feet, for $25 per season; 16-feet by 16-feet, for $40 per season. Half of the 60 plots are still available for 2011; first come, first served.
All food grown is the property of each plot’s owner. Each participant is responsible for maintaining weed control, providing all seeds and other equipment required to grow a garden and removing debris at the end of the growing season.
The Park Board provides a raised bed with a compost soil mixture and water access for each plot.