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Registration upcoming for community gardens, including new location in Edon

This article is brought to you by The Bryan Times

By Max Reinhart mreinhart@bryantimes.com

Mar 28, 2022

The community garden in Bryan is seen during a past gardening season.

Courtesy photo


Spring has arrived and it is time to think about getting the garden ready for planting.

Even those who don’t have space for a garden at their home can grow their own plants at the Williams County Community Gardening Associations gardens in Bryan, Kunkle and its new garden in Edon.


“We were offered a space to put a garden there and of course we jumped at the opportunity,” WCCGA Secretary Cathy Cooley said of the new garden, at 104 S. Main St., Edon. “We’re hoping to get a lot of people signed up. There’s been some interest, not a lot yet.”


Each location has several raised garden beds measuring 4 feet by 8 feet. Gardeners can reserve their bed for the entire growing season, through October, for $10. This fee is used to cover the cost of maintenance for each of the gardens.


The association has planned registration events for each of the garden:


• The Bryan garden is located at 426 N. Williams St. Registration will be at the First Lutheran Church, on the corner of East Bryan and North Cherry streets, from 10–11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2.


• The Kunkle garden is located at 205 S. Pleasant St. Registration will be at the Kunkle Fire Department from 8–11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. “The fire department will also be having a pancake breakfast that morning,” the association said in a news release, “so come hungry!”


• The Edon garden is located at 104 S. Main St. Registration will be at Edon’s Small Town Shop Around event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 23. WCCGA will have a table set up at the Edon Community Building.


Anyone unable to register at these events is welcome to call Cooley at 419-551-8612 or email to williamscountygarden@gmail.com to reserve a spot. She said registration is generally limited to two beds per person to give everyone a chance to claim a spot.


The gardens have become very popular since the Bryan location opened in 2018. Cooley said last year there was even a waiting list for spots there.


For more information, visit wccga.org or find WCCGA on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

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