Monday, January 30, 2012

Renewals & Wait List Info is Here!

Hello Friends!
Here's the news you have been waiting for:

The Franklin Community Garden Committee
Opens 2012 Garden Bed Renewals and Waiting List
For King Street Memorial Community Garden


  • Beginning Wednesday, February 1st, gardeners who maintained a raised bed at the King Street Memorial Community Garden may begin to renew for the 2012 season.
  • Gardeners have until Friday, March 2nd to complete the renewal application and submit payment. 
  • Gardeners in good standing have already been contacted by the committee.
  • The season fee is $40 and is payable to The Town of Franklin. The application will be processed through the Franklin Recreation Department, 150 Emmons Street (Old Town Hall)
  • There is no online registration for renewals.  Gardeners must call Franklin Recreation at 508-520-4909 or visit during office hours.
  • Garden beds not renewed by Friday, March 2nd will be assigned to the next person on the wait list.  
  • Gardeners may not reassign their plot to anyone else.

Wait List:

  • The Community Garden Committee will also open a rolling waiting list for the garden beginning February 1st
  • Available gardens will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and assignments will begin Monday, March 5th pending available space at the garden.
  • Sign up for the waiting list ONLINE at by following the links to "Online Registration", then "Register for Activities" then select "Community Garden"
  • There is no fee to join the wait list; the $40 fee will only be charged when a garden is assigned.

If you have any questions, please contact the Franklin Community Garden Committee at

Quick! Grab your calendar (or open your calendar app!) and write this down:

Save the Date:
Saturday, March 17
(peas and thank you)

Spring Celebration and Pea Planting Demonstration
the King Street Garden! 

Weather permitting; more info to follow.  

The public is invited!

oh, yes, FREE SEEDS!!! (while supplies last)

~In Spring We Trust~

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Heralding in the New Gardening Year

A visit to the King Street Garden today in short sleeves, 55 degrees and sunny!


Happy New Year, Gardeners!


Are you getting your seed catalogs yet?

Making resolutions?

To-do lists?

Sketching out garden plot plans?

The real spring will be here before we know it.


If to-do lists are your thing, Listen Up:

The Franklin Community Garden Committee is seeking additional members.

Prove your Passion. 

Get Involved!

(Once a month, sometimes twice, usually a Monday evening, 6:30, at the Town Hall.)

Next meeting slated for Monday, Jan 9th at 6:30 

Resolve to be there!

Dig In!

It's going to be another great year.

(Just like last year, only better.)


Thanks in advance for your help!