Community garden sprouts near Airmen and Family Readiness Center

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  • 439th AW Public Affairs
People with a valid military ID may use a community garden planted earlier this year.

The garden is located by the Airmen and Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 1100).

The following rules apply. For more information on the garden, call (413) 557-2434.

-- Signup at Outdoor Recreation to obtain the 8’ x 5’ plot (please call 557-2192 -- open to Authorized ID Card holders only)
(Please note, Outdoor Recreation only maintains the sign-up list, they do not maintain or resolve issues with the garden)
-- One plot per person/family
-- Produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs) only
-- Member responsibilities:
a. Supplying their own seeds/plants
b. Utilize their own gardening tools/implements (Note: Outdoor Recreation rents garden tools; however, tools can only be rented during regular business hours)
c. Maintain/upkeep their plot in a clean, safe manner
d. Use of herbicides (weed killer) is prohibited
e. Children and pets must be supervised at all times
f. Ensuring plants do not encroach on neighbor’s plots or unused plots
g. Harvesting in a timely manner (i.e. do not let produce rot)
h. Gardeners must harvest from their plot only
i. At the end of the growing season, gardeners are responsible for clearing their plot of all plant material and leaving the plot as they found it in the spring.
j. Report maintenance issues to 557-2434
k. Failure to follow these rules may result in member and their garden being removed from the community garden and, if necessary, charged for any damages
-- There are no fees to join; however, members are expected to provide their own tools/supplies.