The wait is OVER!
THE LOTTERY IS OPEN!
Hop on over to the Franklin Rec page and sign up! click on the words Online registration, below:
Sign up online for a plot to grow your own vegetables at the King Street Community Gardens. Or volunteer to help out on Build Day (May 7, either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm). Register on our Online registration
Important: when the link opens, Click on "Register for Activities", then select "Community Garden".
How's it going to work? You ask.
Sign up for the lottery online, hurry up, get your name in or register for your community group because the deadline for the drawing is May 23rd at 3:00 p.m. It is free to enter the lottery, winners will be responsible for the $40 per season charge for a plot. A "plot" in this garden is actually a 4 foot by 10 foot by approx. 24" high raised bed, filled with a mix of organic compost and screened loam. The sides will be untreated spruce.
If you can not or choose not to do this online, you may go to the Franklin Recreation Department during business hours.
On Friday May 23rd, we will do the lottery drawing in public at the Franklin Community Garden Committee meeting held at the Franklin Municipal Bldg on East Central St, room 205, at 6:30 p.m. You will be notified if you or your group was assigned a space, and you will be charged the $40. You do not need to be present for the drawing, but there might be, like, cookies....Just saying.
The Garden's Official Opening Day is lined up for Saturday, May 28th, weather permitting.
Thank you to everyone who has helped bring this project closer to reality. The major "pinch me" moment will come on Saturday morning, Build Day, but as I walked through King Street recently through the stakes and over to the water pipe and mentally surveyed the site, I about lost it. Clicking on the Build Day sign up form and seeing new names---out of the woodwork, out of the ether---Names attached to People who will be digging and building and hauling and creating and making and growing and sharing.
That is community building, my friends. Franklin, you totally rock.
If you are just hearing about this new community garden now, hope you can join us on Saturday, May 7th for Build Day. Click on the top of this page to volunteer---Sign Up for Build Day---and meet us at the park on Saturday.