Fishers, IN – Fishers Parks & Recreation announced today the roll-out of a new community garden program at Cyntheanne Park on the city’s northeast side. Community gardeners can reserve their plot of land now at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office and start gardening in April.
“A community garden program can unite residents and encourage healthy lifestyles,” said Fishers Parks & Recreation Director, Tony Elliot. “Beyond that, gardening is a hobby that residents of all ages and ability levels can enjoy together.”
Available this spring, gardeners can reserve conventional or organic garden plots. The program boast 40 10’x10’ garden plots with a limited number of accessibility-friendly raised 4’x9’ plots. Season-long rental is available for $20 and community resources will be available to help make the experience educational and enjoyable. While gardeners will be responsible for all prep, maintenance, upkeep and winterization, various resources and support will be available to help guide them.
“We’ve spent a great deal of time researching what it takes to build a successful community garden, and at the top of that list is a strong, engaged community,” stated Elliot. “With help from residents, it’s our hope this garden program builds opportunities for residents to harvest their own produce, engage with our community and continue to grow with us in the future.”
“I commend the Parks department for listening to the community’s needs and developing a community garden in Fishers” stated Fishers City Council member Brad DeReamer. “This ongoing partnership will enhance Cyntheanne Park and offer new experience for new and veteran gardeners.”
Additional resources about the Community Garden Program are available online at www.Fishers.in.us/CGP.