Stretch Your Food Budget by Growing Veggies in One of King County's Popular Garden Plots
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Posted by: Lindsay Kittleson
Stretch your food budget by growing veggies
in one of King County’s popular garden plots
Save money on fresh produce, provide a bounty of healthy food for the table and get some exercise and fresh air by growing your own vegetables in one of King County Parks’ community garden plots this year.
King County Parks offers community garden plots for rent at North Green River Park in Kent. Each plot measures 10 feet wide by 40 feet long, and costs just $50 to rent for the season. Plots are renewable from year to year.
The garden plots are located at a bend of the Green River near Central Avenue South and South 259th Street in Kent, and are easily accessible from State Route 167. This rich farmland can support more than 100 garden plots for growing fresh vegetables and flowers for months on end.
Registrations are now being accepted for the roughly 20 garden plots that are available for the 2014 season. Interested gardeners can call 206-205-3661 to request an application form and a chart that shows the available plots.
Gardeners can also be assigned an available plot by parks staff. Visit the website for more information, including the "North Green River Park Community Garden" rules and application form, which should be completed and mailed with payment to the address listed on the form.
Contact King County Parks for more information, at 206-205-3661.
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King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 180 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs. Learn more at http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/