Kenny creates a new community garden

Kenny is now taking applications for garden plots.
Kenny is now taking applications for garden plots.

The Kenny Neighborhood Association is launching a new community garden at 1501 W. 54th St.

The garden land and storage space will be provided by City Church.

“The interest has been there for years, the hurdle has always been finding space,” said Stu Nostdahl, a member of the Kenny Neighborhood Association.

The neighborhood group is providing the startup funds, and volunteers expect to prepare the garden plots in time for this year’s growing season.

Garden plots cost $50 for a full plot (12-by-8 feet) and $25 for a half plot (6–by-8 feet).

A garden tool donation drive is underway. Donations can include wheelbarrows, spades, shovels, rakes, hand tools and chicken wire.

For more information, contact Nostdahl at stuart.nostdahl@gmail.com. Applications will remain open through May 1.

If the garden contains extra unclaimed plots, Nostdahl said the gardeners may try a “true community garden” and chip in to collectively grow watermelons and pumpkins to give away.

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