City, grant give Ridgefield gardeners new place to grow

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Ridgefield — Ridgefield green thumbs with no space to garden can look forward to the 2011 growing season. The Sargent Street Community Garden, located at the intersection of South Fifth Avenue and Sargent Street, is nearing completion. The new garden, made up of 21 various-sized plots, is funded by the combination of a Community Development Block Grant and city funds.

Volunteers are building the garden’s paths, raised beds and community garden shed. When the garden is finished, a volunteer organization, the Sargent Street Garden Group, will take over the operation of the garden including awarding plots to applicants.

Interested residents can apply for the 2011 season by contacting David Taylor, 360-887-2200. The cost of leasing a plot will run from $20 to $40 depending on the size.