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January 28, 2020

Community garden sign-ups start in February

Submitted by Melanie Derby

Want to garden, but don't have space or conditions where you live? UFM Community Learning Center offers more than 200 gardening plots through the Manhattan Community Gardens. The Manhattan Community Gardens have two locations — Riley Lane at Ninth Street and 1435 Collins Lane.

Gardeners are assigned a plot and may grow whatever they choose in their plot. Both garden sites provide water, hoses, hand tools, power tools, mulch, compost and advice. Gardeners provide their own seeds and plants.

Cost for a plot is income-based, ranging from $25-50 per plot with a one-time $10-20 deposit. In return, gardeners volunteer for two activities for the good of the garden, such as two-hour work sessions or helping with socials. Sign-up dates are 9:30 a.m. Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m. March 16 and 9:30 a.m. April 11, all at UFM Community Learning Center, 1221 Thurston, in Manhattan. Visit tryufm.org/community-gardens for more information.

UFM Community Learning Center is a community educational program through Global Campus and K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development.