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Plots available at Northampton Community Garden

Gloria Santa Anna of Northampton tends her three plots last summer at the Northampton Community Garden, where she estimates some 60 varieties of plants now grow.
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Gloria Santa Anna of Northampton tends her three plots last summer at the Northampton Community Garden, where she estimates some 60 varieties of plants now grow. FILE PHOTO Purchase photo reprints »

NORTHAMPTON — People interested in registering for a garden plot for the 2013 season at the Northampton Community Garden on Burts Pit Road can do so on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration, at the Northampton Recreation Department, is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The annual fee for a plot is $22; gardeners are expected to contribute two hours annually in community service tasks.

The garden is managed and maintained completely by gardeners, under the auspices of the Northampton Recreation Department. Located on seven acres of land, the garden has 420 20-by-20-foot plots and includes a tool shed, two managed compost piles and running water. Some tools are provided. Organic gardening practices are encouraged.

First-year gardeners are limited to a single plot per household. Applicants may live outside Northampton, although there is an additional fee.

For information, visit the Community Garden website, nohogardens.org.

The Northampton Recreation Department is at 90 Locust St., behind Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.

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