Sign-up forms are now available for garden plots at Healthy Communities Coalition’s Solidarity Garden in Dayton.
Gardening spaces are available on a first come, first served basis, and are free for food pantry clients and SNAP recipients. All others pay a $20 annual membership fee.
The community garden, which opens for the 2021 season on March 16, is located at 60 Second Avenue and Highway 50 in Dayton.
The garden space enhances “opportunities to be part of the community, to grow fresh, healthy food, and to learn how to garden successfully in our climate,” explains Cortney Bloomer, Food Systems Manager for Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties.
“The Solidarity Garden helps people take an active role in what they eat. We believe that people come together over food, and what better way to provide nourishment and build a sense of community than a lovely garden. It is our hope that the Solidarity Garden will serve not only as a venue to learn about agriculture, but also as a supportive, nurturing place where members of the community feel welcome and accepted.”
Sign-up forms are available at Community Roots and Dayton Food Pantry (both located at 209 Dayton Valley Road), or online at https://healthycomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Solidarity-Garden-Packet.pdf