FULTON, NY – John Lincoln Park is host to Fulton’s community garden for its fourth year.
The Community Garden Project offers Fulton residents the opportunity to plant their own vegetables, herbs or flowers.
“Anyone interested in reserving a bed for the community garden can call 598-4712. We will take your information over the phone and you will be contacted with planting dates and informational meetings,” said Amy Roland, director of Nutrition Services for Oswego County Opportunities.
Cornell Cooperative Extension with AmeriCorps workers will be running the garden this year.
Located on Gilbert Street, John Lincoln Park holds 24 beds available on a first come first serve basis.
“Well, our last year’s members are offered their spots back first. Cornell Cooperative Extension has an herb garden in one of our beds, and the other 23 beds are available first to repeat members and then anyone else who is interested,” Roland explained.
The garden is available for Fulton residents for nearly free of charge.
“A $5 request is made for anyone maintaining a portion of the garden, but we are still able to let people plant if they are unable to pay that,” said Roland.
The Rural Health Network provides the plants and seeds for planters, and there are also digging tools and water available.
There are rules required for planters, such as keeping your garden weed free, and these rules will be made available to any gardeners when they are contacted with more information.
Planting will begin this month and early June.
“Depending on what they plant, planting can go all summer into the end of August and even some after that,” Roland pointed out.