Ronceverte Community Garden opens for its third season on Saturday, Apr. 30. Anyone wanting to sign up for a garden plot can visit on opening day between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Ronceverte Island Park.
The Ronceverte Community Garden got its start three years ago with a $30,000 grant from the West Virginia Development Office. Through the efforts of the city of Ronceverte, Main Street Ronceverte, United States Department of Agriculture, and donations of materials and labor from community members and businesses, the garden serves everyone interested in growing their own food supply or who simply enjoy the camaraderie of garden activities.
The garden consists of 47 beds of various sizes, with some raised three feet to make it easier for the elderly or disabled to use. Last year, Main Street Ronceverte completed a greenhouse for members to get a jump on the growing season, and this year the Community Garden will be using a catchment system to reduce the amount of city water used. In addition to having your own planting bed, there are also community areas planted with strawberries, pumpkins and other vegetables for all members to share.
Three workshops are planned this summer to which the community will be invited. More information about the workshops will be posted on the Ronceverte Community Garden’s Facebook page. For more information, visit the Facebook page or call 304-646-6310 or to reserve a garden bed.