The community garden plots installed at Harmon Park and Cherokee Christian Church in Prairie Village have proven an attractive destination for area horticulturists, and the city is preparing to rent out the few unclaimed plots at both locations this month.
The city is requiring that anyone interested in having a plot to grow organic vegetables at either location attend an informational meeting. The city is hosting three meetings in January:
9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 in the City Hall Multipurpose Room
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the Community Center
1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in the City Hall Multipurpose Room
Garden plots come in two sizes: 4′x20′, which cost $40 a year to rent; and 4′x10′, which cost $10 a year. The city says the purpose of the meetings is to review the agreement each gardener must sign as well as the rules that govern the space.
The city will use a lottery to determine who gets the right to rent the plots in early February. To be eligible for the lottery, Prairie Village residents must attend one of the informational meetings. Prairie Village residency is required to be able to rent a plot at Harmon Park.