by Dennis Dalman
Tired of winter? Hankering to start gardening?
There are several plots available at the Sartell Community Garden. Each can be used for a seasonal fee of $25, and that includes watering provided by the city, as well as tillage of fertilization, also provided as part of the seasonal fee. Gardeners can also use garden tools provided by the city that are kept in storage sheds on-site. There are compost heaps also on-site for weeds and other debris from the garden plots.
The only requirement is one must be a Sartell resident.
There are two locations for the Sartell Community Garden – 96 plots west of Oak Ridge Elementary School and 10 plots on the east side of the city near the water plant. Each plot is 20 feet by 20 feet.
The Sartell Community Garden was established about 10 years ago by gardening volunteers and Sartell residents Kaye Wenker and Dennis Molitor, with help and coordination with city staff and the city’s public works department.
“We have several openings currently,” Molitor said. “And we will probably have several more this spring because some who had plots move out of the city.”
Molitor said anyone interested should apply for a plot as soon as possible because there will likely be a waiting list, and plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
To request a plot, call Molitor at 320-252-7055 and leave your name and your phone number.