Depending on COVID restrictions, our tentative date for new gardeners to sign up for a plot is Saturday, March 20th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM outside at the Parks & Recreation Department Office at JFK Middle School in Northampton.
In a few weeks, new gardeners will be able to download a 2021 New Gardener Registration form here, or they can complete a form at the March 21st event where we’ll have printed copies available.
Watch this page as well as the Northampton Parks and Recreation Department’s website for the most up-to-date information.
Each plot at the Garden is roughly 20 x 20 feet and first-year gardeners are limited to a single plot. The plot fee is $25, with a $10 discount on a single plot for those 65+ and low-income scholarships available. The Garden furnishes water (there are 12 outlets distributed throughout the garden, with attached hoses), and community tools (spades, shovels, rakes, hoes, etc.). Rock dust and wood chips are also available to gardeners without charge.