Due to overwhelming demand since its pilot launch in 2012, Belleville’s Community Garden Program is expanding.
The program is growing to include a total of 80 plots, in three locations across the city, including Ponton Park, the West HIll and Bayview Heights.
Belleville’s Green Program Coordinator Becky MacWhirter tells Quinte News, she’s not surprised by the program’s popularity.
MacWhirter adds that applications are being accepted until March 24th and the successful gardeners will be chosen by a lottery draw.
There are a few simple rules to follow for successful applicants, including not growing illegal, or overly tall plants.
The city provides the plots, but gardeners have to bring their own seeds and equipment, although MacWhirter says many gardeners are more than happy to share.
Applications can be picked up at City Hall, the Belleville Public Library, Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre and the Public Works Yard on Wallbridge Crescent.
You can also click here visit the community garden program web page and get any other information you might need.