OSWEGO, NY – The new community garden in Oswego will be holding a lottery to designate garden plots to local individuals or groups interested starting at noon on Sunday.
The lottery will be held at the site, on East Schuyler Street between East Seventh and Ninth streets.
In the event of rain or inclement weather, the lottery will be held at the Butch Ponzi Youth Center located at Fort Ontario.
Those who are interested but not able to attend (due to religious commitments of the day or otherwise) may contact the Oswego Center for Sustainable Living to still be included in the drawing.
The garden is a creative initiative between the city of Oswego and the Oswego Center for Sustainable Living.
There are 50 plot sites available and they are free of charge.
The garden is open to all and there are designated plots designed to be more accessible for senior citizens or those with physical limitations.
“We’re building raised beds for all the plots, so it’s (the soil) not a problem, as the raised beds will be built high enough so the roots won’t get near it,” explained Katie Stout, one of the graden’s organizers. “Check out the garden and you’ll see several big piles of compost that we’re using to build the beds. I’m doing soil testing on the compost piles and the dirt at the site, as well.”
For more information, contact the Oswego Center for Sustainable Living at 315-296-6471.
More information is also available online at the Oswego Center for Sustainable Living website, www.oswego-cfsl.com or on Facebook: Oswego Center for Sustainable Living.