About the Community Garden
Bay Village opened a Community Garden in May 2010. The garden is at the corner of Forestview & Wolf Roads, and affords residents the opportunity to learn and practice sustainable, organic gardening methods in a 4 by 8 foot garden plot highly suitable for growing local vegetables. This is a very exciting initiative that came about through a partnership with the City, the School Board, and the Bay Village Green Team. The 2013 Community Garden Registration & Guidelines are available below.
Community Garden 2013 Sign-upBay Residents: Make Organic Local Food Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle by Reserving a Community Garden Plot Today!
The Bay Community Garden accepts renewal registrations, waivers & payments from the prior year through April 1, 2013 - All gardeners returning this year must register by April 1st or risk losing their plot once open registration begins - Open registration to new garden members (Bay residents) begins April 15th for the 2013 garden season. The garden plots are 4x8 feet, and are rented for $30/year. Since a technique called “Square Foot Gardening” is used, it is amazing how many vegetables and herbs can be grown on each of these plots.
The gardening is all organic. The city provides gardeners with rich humus to spread on the garden plots. The humus is leaf based compost that is the result of the leaf pickup program. In fall, the leaves are taken to the Westlake Service Center to be composted and returned as humus in spring to use in the gardening. The humus is a great soil amendment that is mixed into your garden to create a fertile planting bed.
The garden is truly a place of beauty and tranquility. Come wander through the garden in spring, summer, or fall and see for yourself the wide variety of vegetables and herbs that are being grown. There is a sense of community—enjoy a chat with a fellow gardener. Share success stories. Harvest fresh vegetables from your garden plot for your table that evening.
The garden is very sustainable. In addition to organic gardening methods, you are eating food that is grown locally in your very own garden plot. And, any vegetable clippings are placed in the compost bins on the corner of the garden, so that the compost can be used the following season in the garden.
The community garden first opened in May 2010. This will be its fourth year. The number of plots rented has grown to around 130. There are a few good plots still available. You must be a Bay resident to rent a garden plot.
The garden opens around May 1st, weather permitting, and closes down just prior to Thanksgiving. To register, download the form below and fill it out or stop down at the City Hall reception desk during business hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-835-4852.
Community Garden Members Rules
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Community Garden Downloadable Documents