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Niagara Community Garden
The Niagara Community Garden (NCG), established in 2014 in collaboration with the Valley Food Partnership and LiveWell Montrose Olathe, is a community-based organic gardening opportunity that promotes healthy living and nutrition in a small community environment. We welcome you to meet, grow and harvest with your neighbors!
The garden is located at 2424 E. Niagara Road and consists of 46 plots: 12 10ft. x 20 ft. plots, 24 10ft. x 10ft. plots, and 10 wheelchair-height 5ft. x 20ft. garden plots. See the Garden Layout Map. The garden is open from April through October.
The use of natural compost and organic growing techniques is encouraged. Gardeners may reserve up to two plots. Reservations for more than two plots will be reviewed by the volunteer Niagara Community Garden Committee (NCGC).
Because this is truly a community garden, we also work together to maintain and improve the space for the enjoyment of all.
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0How to Participate
Plots may be reserved by individuals, families, community service groups, or businesses by completing the online form or by printing out an application and submitting it to the City of Montrose, 400 E Main Street, Montrose, CO 81401 with a check payable to City of Montrose.
Completed garden plots, including raised beds, soil, and irrigation, are available to the public through the growing season. The garden is fenced and includes wheelchair-accessible garden plots. Gardeners are responsible for providing tools, plantings, and any necessary soil amendments, compost, or mulch.
Although the garden was constructed by City of Montrose staff, we are seeking community volunteers to form a garden committee to operate the garden with City support. Our goal is to provide a garden that is managed by local gardeners to meet community needs.
Fees and Deposit:
Fees and Deposit: Fees help cover the cost of water for each plot. In addition, a $25 deposit is required. The deposit will be returned to gardeners who fulfill the following conditions:
- Contribute a minimum of four (4) hours of work to improve the community space during the growing season — designated monthly work days are a great way to do this. Gardeners are also responsible for documenting their hours on the work log located in the picnic area.
- Plot(s) must be cleared out before the garden’s scheduled close date.
In the event that plots are abandoned, or if gardeners don’t fulfill the community work requirement, the deposit is forfeited and will be used to support garden maintenance and improvements. Refund checks for qualifying gardeners will be mailed to the address on file in December.
- April 1: Applications/payments due for returning gardeners to keep their same plots
- May TBA (early to mid-month): Irrigation water to beds turned on, weather dependent
- Last Saturday of the month, May-October: Niagara Community Garden Work Day, typically 2 hrs, scheduled time is weather dependent
- October TBA (likely mid-month): Irrigation to beds is shut off, weather dependent
- October 31: Last day of season; beds must be cleared and work hours fulfilled for gardener to receive deposit
- December: Deposit refund checks mailed to qualifying gardeners
Note for Returning Gardeners
Returning gardeners who wish to continue with their same plots must submit their renewal application and payment by April 1 (see full schedule above). All remaining plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a waiting list if the number of applications exceeds the number of plots available.