From the beginning, Earth Conservancy has consistently supported a “triple bottom line,” i.e., a desire to improve the economy, the environment, and the communities in which we work. EC’s community garden grew out of this philosophy, not only benefiting residents’ well-being, but also making good, environmentally-friendly use of former coalmining lands. EC established the garden in 2000 on property it had leased to a local farmer. That first year, approximately 20 plots were filled. By 2001, the number of plots had nearly doubled, and a waiting list was in effect. Since that time, the garden has been an annual fixture in EC’s schedule, with participants returning year after year. We find a large variety of crops, although occasionally an ornamental flower blooms. Plots and water are provided free by EC. Generally, the garden runs from mid-May to mid-October. For more information, contact Elizabeth Hughes at 570.823.3445.
Registration for EC’s Community Garden is currently closed. Registration will open January 2, 2019. At that time, please call us at 570.823.3445 to request a plot.