Orange Village Community Garden

full-aerial-pictureIf you love to garden but don’t have the space, the Community Garden is for you!

The garden is comprised of 60 raised beds in a fenced-in area.

 

A fee of $25 per year is required, and $75 which is a refundable “clean-up” fee to be refunded at the end of the season if the plot is cleaned properly.

Please complete the rules and regulations, release and garden registration forms.  Signatures are required on 2 forms.

Required Forms – Click to Download:

Please sign up at Orange Village Hall, 4600 Lander Road or call 440-498-4400.

Spaces are available for 2017.

aerial-viewDates: Deadline to pay annual fee and deposit

  • Existing gardener who is an Orange Village resident Jan. 1 – Jan. 13, 2017
  • New gardener who is an Orange Village resident Jan. 14 – Feb. 3, 2017
  • Request for second plot who is an Orange Village resident Feb. 4 – Feb. 17, 2017
  • Non-Orange Village residents Feb. 18 – Mar. 3, 2017
  • Additional request for plot/s begin May 1st Orange Village Residents will have priority

Registration will be open to non-residents on March 1st.

Composting is a great way to keep organic material out of landfills. It is a good environmental practice and an inexpensive way of adding nutrients back into the soil. Applying compost to soil improves its texture, structure, aeration ability and water holding capacity. Trees, flowers or vegetables will grow healthier with less chemicals or fertilizers.

Compost is.. A dark, crumbly soil amendment. A waste reduction strategy for yard and food waste. Nature’s way of recycling. Natural mulch. Nutrient rich. A simple way to prevent methane gas production.

Composting Benefits

  • Reduces your ecological footprint by reducing garbage being landfilled.
  • An inexpensive way to improve the soil and reduce fertilizer requirements.
    Conserves natural resources such as water, organic matter and nutrients.
  • An environmental friendly way to improve soil health and the health of plants.
  • Reduces garden chores by applying compost like a mulch to limit weeds and retain moisture.
  • Saves village waste disposal fees.
  • Combats climate change by decomposing organics with oxygen, preventing the release of methane gas when organics decompose without oxygen in a landfill.
  • Reduces water pollution by reducing the need for fertilizers, which prevent algae blooms and kills fish in streams and lakes.Compost Bins Composting bins are available at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

Composting bins are available at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

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