The Community Garden

The resident community garden was built by the developer of NorthWest Crossing, West Bend Property Company, and is managed by the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program. The NWX Community Garden is being relocated to a NEW location, in the southern portion of Discovery Park, just west of the dog park. Nearly 50 families participate in the community garden each year.

Community_garden_manThe NWX community garden features cedar raised beds with irrigation and is enclosed by an eight-foot tall wire fence.

The community garden is open to residents and restaurants in NorthWest Crossing, but also to those living outside of NWX.

**NOTE: 2016 Opening Day is Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30-11:00am

 

Opening Day attendance is required of all gardeners. It goes on rain or shine so dress for the weather and work. After completing about 1/2 hour of general clean-up and garden preparation (bring gloves and tools), gardeners can register for beds by completing a short form. Beds are $30 ($25 for seniors) cash or check (made out to COMGA). Gardeners will receive their Gardener’s Handbook once they have a bed. Soil thermometers ($5) and row covers ($10) will also be available. Again, only cash or check is accepted. After registration is complete, there will be a short presentation detailing garden guidelines and highlighting the Gardener’s Handbook. Our Garden Mentors (GMs) will be available to answer questions.

While many of us love our pets, please adhere to the No Pet Policy within the fenced garden.  Thank you in advance for being respectful of this request.

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Geary | kathy.geary@aol.com, 541-588-2424
Tina Burnside | tinaburnside@bendcable.com, 541-318-0426
Ciara McCarthy | ciaramac1@gmail.com, 541-408-5883

Thank you for your interest in our garden and we look forward to seeing your beautiful bounty!