Collins Lane Gardens
About the Collins Lane Garden :
The Manhattan Community Garden started a new and exciting phase in its operations in 2012. Working in conjunction with Riley County, the Garden has added a new site at 1435 Collins Lane on Hunter’s Island. Not only does this allow more garden plots, but it will also expand gardening opportunities to all Riley County residents. The current site on Riley Lane is restricted to residents of the city of Manhattan. This site will continue in addition to the new Collins Lane Garden location.
Plot rental for Collins Lane Plots is $50 + a $20 deposit. Low income gardeners pay $125 per plot plus a $10 deposit. Fees cover the costs of operating the program. Water, mulch, tools, and advice are available as part of the fee. There are 156 plots available at Collins Lane, 140 full sized plots (25 by 25 feet) and 16 half sized plots ( 25 by 12.5 feet ) are available. The Manhattan Community Garden is grateful to the Riley County Commission for providing the land, to Howie’s Trash and Recycling Services for providing labor and financial resources to help develop the new site and to the City of Manhattan Parks department for helping develop the second acre at Collins Lane for gardening in 2013.
More information on the Manhattan Community Garden can be found at www.tryufm.org or by calling UFM at 785-539-8763. The Garden Board looks forward to serving many new gardeners in 2013 and beyond.
Collins Lane has been recognized at a Butterfly Waystation.