The Cloverdale Community Garden is up, running and has open plots for community members.
The garden, which sits on an acre of land at 126 S. Cloverdale Blvd., was initially cleaned up for the summer on May 17 by folks at Advanced Earthworks.
The Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce took over operation of the garden in fall 2017 and opened it up to the public in June 2018.
“Our goal is to recruit gardeners and to provide them plots and the ability to start growing and utilizing the asset of the community,” said Ron Pavelka, Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce board president. “However, in the future we do want to have seminars and learning experiences, from gardening and watering, farm to table — no subject is off the table.”
The former water woes of the garden “are no longer an issue,” Pavelka said, adding that water lines were recently installed to help supply the garden with city water. Previously, the water used for the garden came from a well on the property that was prone to running out.
“It’s a work in progress and each day is baby steps to getting the garden where it can best serve the community,” Pavelka said.
Smaller plots in the garden are $20 for the remainder of the year and larger plots are $40. Those who are interested in renting a plot should contact the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org.