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Bonner parks department makes improvements to community garden

March 10, 2015

The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department has made changes to the Community Garden to better gardeners’ experience.

Located on Cedar Street between the Community Center and City Hall, there are 12 garden plots, and this year, the garden plots are raised. Each garden plot is boxed in with boards about 12 inches tall. This will allow gardeners to work the edges of the garden without having to put so much strain on their back. Raised beds also keep seeds from washing into another garden.

Participation is $15 per plot, which includes water. Gardeners may pick a 6-foot by 18-foot plot or a 12-foot by 12-foot plot. Resident registration began Wednesday, and non-resident registration begins March 18 at the Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E. Third St.

“The purpose of the Community Garden is to provide a place for people to come together for fellowship, teach new generations the basics of gardening, grow healthy fruits and vegetables, and encourage the sharing of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers in the community,” Skip Dobbs, parks director, said.

For more information, contact Dobbs at (913) 422-7010.


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