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Community plots seeking gardeners
It’s not too late to plant fall gardens, and Franklin County gardeners have a new place to get one started.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners has designated one-acre of the former Children Services site on the corner of Frank and Gantz roads to be put to use as a community garden.
Approximately 60 plots were made available, but some remain unused, says Franklin Township Trustee Tim Guyton.
“There are available plots if anybody wants them,” he said.
According to commissioners, there are no fees or deposits required in the initial year to purchase their own plot of land, but residents must follow garden rules.
Some of the rules include being responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their plot; completing a Release of All Claims form before they work in the garden; caring for the garden plot once a week; and not using herbicides on the plots.
Plots are open to all Franklin County residents. Available plot sizes include 12 feet by 40 feet, 12 feet by 20 feet, and 12 feet by 10 feet. Gardeners will have access to the plots during daylight hours and will be provided water.
For more information on the garden plots, e-mail CommunityGarden@FranklinCountyOhio.gov or log on to www.franklin-township.com/GantzGardenAnnounce.htm.
The end of the growing season is Nov. 1.
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