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Norrie Park garden accepting applications


March 28, 2019

IRONWOOD — The community garden in Norrie Park is accepting applications from those interested in renting plots for the upcoming gardening season.

The plots, which are fenced in to protect the plants from deer and other animals, offers locals a chance to grow a garden when they might not otherwise have the ability to.

Each plot measures roughly 10-by-20 feet.

Plots are available for a fee, according to a garden spokesperson, but those with assistance cards can obtain them for free.

There is a mandatory orientation meeting for anyone interested in renting a plot, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 13.

The Range Master Gardener Volunteers — who oversee the garden — are also available to newer gardeners for advice, the spokesperson said.

The garden started in 2000 as a partnership between the master gardeners, Michigan State University-Extension, University of Wisconsin-Extension, the city of Ironwood and the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency. It was also funded through a Michigan Community Food and Nutrition program grant.

Garden applications and payments are due April 12.

For more information, or applications, email Sue Davey at [email protected]

—Richard Jenkins


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