Community garden concept taking root in Strawberry Park


June 21, 2023

Benny Westcott

New public garden boxes stand in Strawberry Park. Half had been reserved as of this week.

What began as a great idea has bloomed.

After some Sweet Home City Council members mentioned the possibility of a community garden, city staff began discussing it internally. Then the Public Works Department brought it to life at Strawberry Park.

The garden, which was funded by proceeds from the May 20 Rabbit Run, includes eight plots, half of which have been reserved.

Plots cost $35 for a lease through Dec. 31. Interested parties must visit City Hall at 3225 Main St. to sign waivers and pay the fee. All plant species are welcome, save anything illegal.

"Interest has been good," City Manage...

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