FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021
Clark Family Community Garden Applications Open for 2021 Season
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce that applications for the Clark Family Community Gardens are now open for the 2021 season. All members must be residents of North Hempstead and garden beds will be assigned to applicants.
“The Community Garden at Clark provides a wonderful hands-on experience for anyone looking to embark on a new gardening adventure this summer,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Gardening is known to help improve your physical and mental well-being. Consider spending time outdoors at Clark and cultivating a green space into a beautiful garden for fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.”
Each of the 20 garden beds measure 4’x 12’ in size and are assigned on an annual basis. A garden bed will cost $100 to rent for the season. Those participating in the community garden program are asked not to plant trees or perennials and limit plantings to vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. There is an emphasis on organic gardening using integrated pest management (IPM) practices and pesticides (including herbicides and fungicides) are not allowed.
Garden beds must be actively cultivated by June 5 and at this time, rights to the bed may be lost to and reassigned.
Those interested in applying for a 2021 bed can visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/parks to access the application and for additional guidelines. Social distancing rules will apply, and masks must be worn at the garden at all times. Each bed will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 311 or 516-869-6311 for more information.