Six Plots Available at Mazza Community Garden; Kickoff Celebration April 2

mazza garden photo (1)On behalf of the Mazza Community Garden and the Mazza Foundation for EducationSpring Creek Homesteading Fund is now accepting applications for six 48-square-foot (4′ by 12′) raised beds that were built by Taproot Kitchen volunteers last fall, led by Woody Wilson of Wilson’s Home Farms.

The cost for each plot is $25 per season land use fee, plus $25 per season refundable security deposit, for the 2016 growing season.

The garden is located at 418 South Atherton St. in State College, one block south of The Meetinghouse on Atherton, which houses Taproot Kitchen and Friends & Farmers Cooperative.

To apply for one of the six plots, please read the 2016 Mazza Garden Plot Use Agreement and then contact Katherine Watt by email.

Pollinator Garden Meeting March 15

There will be a meeting between Centre County Master Gardener Justin Wheeler and representatives of Taproot Kitchen on March 15, to discuss installation and maintenance of a pollinator garden at the site.

Kickoff Orchard-Planting Celebration April 2 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Mazza Community Garden will open for the season on Saturday, April 2 with a kickoff orchard-planting community celebration with Jackie Bonomo of Healing Ground Permaculture and the Penn State MorningStar Permaculture Learning Centre, followed by a community meal prepared by Taproot Kitchen members.

Details about the April 2 kickoff event will be distributed by Taproot Kitchen, with additional promotion and organizing assistance from Spring Creek Homesteading.

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