If you’ve always been interested in growing your own food but don’t have the space, the Michael Ruterbories Memorial Community Garden is just what you need.
This community garden includes 31 raised, wooden garden beds available in two sizes – eight feet by twelve feet ($25) and eight feet by eight feet ($20) – and located next to Village Court Apartments.
We provide the water and topsoil/compost mix, you take it from there. Plots are open to Mountain Village residents, groups, families, organizations and businesses from May 1 to October 31, daylight hours only. Within the fenced garden, you can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Since it is an organic garden, herbicides, pesticides and commercial fertilizers are not allowed. To reserve your garden plot today, please complete the application and return it to the Village Court Apartments office. Gardeners will be assigned a garden plot on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The garden is open daylight hours.
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- No dogs allowed within the perimeter of the garden.
- Each gardener is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their plot and surrounding pathways.
- Garden plots must be cared for each week. If a gardener misses a week, please arrange for a friend to tend to your garden.
- Trash must be removed from the community garden area.
- Plots should be kept free of weeds and invasive plants.
- No marijuana plants are allowed to be grown.
- Trellises and support should be kept at a reasonable height to avoid shading other garden plots. Plants should be kept from sprawling onto pathways and other garden plots.
- Please do not water, weed, tend or take items from another person’s garden without their consent.
- At the end of the season, plots are to be cleaned and cleared up by Oct. 31.
- Avoid wasteful use of water.
- Gardeners may pay for up to 2 plots each up until July 1.
- If any plots are still unoccupied after July 1, current plot holders may pay for up to 2 additional plots. However, at the beginning of the following season, third and fourth plots will be considered vacant and will be re-assigned on a first-come first-served basis.