FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
Town Gives Residents Chance to Rent their Own Plot of Land at Clark Botanic Garden
Albertson, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce that starting this summer, the North Hempstead community can receive their very own plot of land at Clark Gardens to grow their own vegetables and plants! The individualized plant beds will allow North Hempstead residents who may not have enough space to grow their gardens at home to share the experience of gardening with their children.
“North Hempstead is committed to bringing our community together through fun and exciting new experiences. The Family Community Garden program allows residents to garden together and really grow something special,” said Supervisor Bosworth about the addition of the Family Community Garden program to North Hempstead’s summer program lineup.
The beds, which are offered for $100, are available from May 22 thru October 2. Those who tend to a bed not only receive their venerable piece of vegetable real-estate, but they also have access to instructors who will share eco-friendly garden techniques and the assistance of a trained horticulturist. All of the produce harvested can be consumed for personal use, or it can be donated to a local food kitchen.
The 12-acre Clark Botanic Garden, an accredited arboretum, is the jewel of the North Hempstead Parks system and features a staff of highly trained horticulturists and other landscape professionals who provide a unique park experience for residents.
For more information on this program please call 311 or 516-869-6311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.
Supervisor Bosworth and Councilman Zuckerman talk with children taking care of their gardens last year.