City of Hagerstown is in the process of accepting applications from city
residents who are interested in being part of the fifth season of growing fresh
produce, herbs, and flowers in the Community Garden at 513 South Potomac
for plots will be accepted through Friday, February 15 and are available online
at the garden website: www.diginhagerstown.org. Interested residents may also call the Department of Parks & Engineering at 301-739-8577, ext. 125 to request an application by mail. Additionally, applications and copies of garden rules and by-laws are available at City Hall, the Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library at 100 South Potomac Street, and the Parks & Recreation Office at Fairgrounds Park—351 North Cleveland Avenue.
This year, the Community Garden has eight available plots measuring 8’ x 16’ or 12’ x 16’. The rental fees are $20 and $30 for the year, respectively. There is also one smaller ADA-compliant raised plot available for those with limited mobility. A 50% reduction in plot cost is obtainable for financially-limited residents who fill out a separate application form and receive approval from the Operating Committee of the Hagerstown Community Garden Association.
will be assigned with preference extended to City of Hagerstown residents on a
first come, first served basis determined by the date the application is
received. The Operating Committee will review the applications and assign
plots in late February. If all plots are assigned, applicants will be
placed on a waiting list. Completed applications will be accepted no
later than Friday, February 15, and full payment must be remitted for
consideration. Please note that payment will be accepted by check or cash
only in order to aid in facilitating refunds, if necessary.
addition to being responsible for the rental fee, applicants are also
committing to joining a community of gardeners. As part of that community
commitment, gardeners agree to abide by the Garden Rules governing the garden
and to conduct themselves as active participants in the community, which
includes taking part in community work days and keeping the communal areas of the
garden weeded. Gardeners will also be counted on to perform a variety of
community garden maintenance tasks.
mission of the Hagerstown Community Garden Association is to provide and
maintain organic garden plots within the City of Hagerstown and to provide the
community with the opportunity and means to grow vegetables, herbs, and