24 Garden Plots at 4th and Orange Street are making city dwellers with green thumbs dreams a reality!
Sponsors and supporters including Mayor Mike Purzycki and Downtown Visions Executive Marty Hageman will gather Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the new community garden to celebrate a dedication.
Only one plot in the sought after urban garden space is left! Plots are $40 per season, plus a $25 gate key deposit. To reserve your spot, contact Pat Shay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-469-5882.
The site was previously Gross Lighting Center, which originated in 1909 before it was heavily damaged by fire in August of 2013 and was eventually demolished. The City obtained the property earlier this year, and with the assistance of former property owner Phil Gross and the Downtown Civic Association, it was jointly decided that the site would be used for an urban garden while the plot remains undeveloped. Ironically, it was another fire around the corner in the 400 block of Market Street that displaced the original Downtown Community Garden.
A true community effort, thanks to Bank of America, which has been supporting Downtown Vision's Main Street Program since 2010, for their contribution to purchase soil and supplies, Wohlsen Construction Company which contributed and installed the fencing that secures the site; water for the site supplied through Harry Wolkind of neighboring Rave Reality Corporation; and the Buccini Pollin Group which provided in-kind graphic design.