TICONDEROGA - A new community garden has been installed behind the First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St., in Ticonderoga.
Organizers will hold an information meeting on Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Interested Ticonderoga gardeners are encouraged to attend.
A representative from the Cooperative Extension Service of Essex County and a Master Gardener will present a power point presentation on basic gardening techniques that is aimed at preventing gardening problems and lead a discussion on organic gardening methods.
The community garden is the Eagle Scout project of Kevin Densmore, a local boy scout. Working to raise funds for supplies and spending numerous hours preparing the site, Densmore has created an opportunity for Ticonderoga residents to enjoy gardening where they may not have the opportunity elsewhere.
Complete with walkways, good soil, a tall fence and water, there are eight plots measuring 10 feet by 20 feet. Depending upon interest, plots may be divided into smaller sections.
Senior residents at Ticonderoga's housing sites will be given first consideration.
The community garden is now an Outreach Ministry Project of the First United Methodist Church. Sandy Sprague and Betty Rettig, Carillon Garden Club members, are the coordinators for this start-up project.
The meeting on March 27 will encourage suggestions and comments from the attendees and plot assignments may be awarded. There is no cost to attend the meeting but a small fee and a signed Community Garden Agreement Form will be expected if a plot is awarded.
For more information call Sprague at 585-3515 or Rettig at 585-7247.