It's GROW time!

It's GROW time!

Friday, March 26, 2021
Are you dreaming of fresh-picked garden produce? Organizing your seed packets? Itching to get your hands dirty? Watching the weather and speculating about the growing season ahead? If so, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District invites you to grab your garden gloves and sunhat, and reserve your plot at the Project GROW community garden in York. 

The community garden plots are part of Project GROW (Growing Rotational crops on Wellfield), a partnership between the NRD and the City of York. The NRD manages the land and encourages healthy growing practices that will improve soil health and protect the water supply for York residents. In addition to the garden plots, there is also a pollinator patch and a fruit orchard on the property. Once it is well established and productive, fruit from the orchard will be available to community nonprofit organizations to harvest and sell as a fundraiser opportunity.

Of the 12 plots at the site, a limited number remain available for the 2021 season. Applications for a 20' x 13' plot are available to growers at www.upperbigblue.org/projectgrow. There is a $20 water charge for the season due with your application. There is also a $50 refundable deposit required before a plot can be assigned. This deposit will be returned in the fall after a plot has been cleaned up at the end of the growing season. For other questions about Project GROW, contact Dan Leininger, Upper Big Blue NRD water conservationist and Project GROW coordinator, at dleininger@upperbigblue.org or (402) 362-6601.