On Saturday-6- May the first stage of the the expansion of the Bogota Community Garden took place. Volunteers gathered at the current garden site to begin work. The first project was to remove a part of the original fencing to allow for the added space of the garden. Another six feet will be added to the western side, while the northern end will grow by another eighteen feet. The new northen space will allow four new planting beds to be added bringing the total numbers of rentable beds to 20. The wider space along the western side will support a number of structures including a small shed for tools and other equipment. Additional rain barrels, seating, and possibly a sculpture and composting area.
Other areas of the River Rd site was the continuation of the maintenance of the World War I Memorial. The shrubs and other planting worked on during Bogota Beautiful Earth Day clean-up were trimmed and freshened up. Bogota Mayor Chris Kelemen and Bogota Beautiful's Amaru Bustamante also looked at the paving stones added during Earth Day. There is a possibility of the path maintenance in the near future.
Even as work progressed on the expansion a few gardens started their Spring plantings. The new planting beds are now available for rental. The beds are 6ft by 4ft and have an initial layer of soil in them. Rental is $30 a season and are available a any Bogota resident. If anyone is interested in reserving at planter for themselves, or as a group, they should contact the Bogota Community Garden at: firstname.lastname@example.org for information on reserving a bed, and to learn about the requirement will be to be a part of the garden.
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