It may be cold and snowing but plans for the 2024 Potter County Community Garden are springing into action. Applications for garden plots were released to the public on Monday, January 15th, and will be accepted until all spaces have been claimed. Three new plots were added to the garden in the fall, bringing the total to thirty-one garden beds with four being raised for handicapped or disability access.
Located at 7 Water Street in Coudersport, the Community Garden will open its gates again on April 20th for individuals and groups to utilize a free garden plot regardless of income. Individual and group applications are now available at Hershey’s Market, Kaytee’s, the Coudersport Library & Senior Center, the UPMC Wellness Center, Coudersport Pediatrics, and the Penn State Extension office. Interested parties can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. For more information, be sure to check out the garden Facebook page, Potter County Community Garden, or call 814-274-8540 x 100.
The Potter County Community Garden is a cooperative effort between the Potter County Commissioners, UPMC Cole, Penn State Extension, and Potter County Conservation. The mission of the garden is 1) to empower the community to plant, grow and harvest their own produce, 2) to provide education on the value of gardening, 3) to promote community interaction & unity, and 4) to offer solutions to food insecurity in Potter County where grocery access and healthy eating can be limited.