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April 08, 2011
Community Garden plots to be issued in
|Fort McCoy will have a community garden this year, with
the plots being issued sometime in late April, depending on the weather.
Mike Napsey of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and
Recreation at Fort McCoy and the garden’s curator, said the community
garden is an excellent project to create good relationships among South
Post neighbors and other people in the Fort McCoy community.
The project also supports the Army Family Covenant by allowing Families
to work and spend quality time together tending to their plantings.
Each plot is 20 x 20 feet and will rent for $25. Napsey said the plots
are fenced in to protect the area from deer and other wildlife that may
damage crops. Gardeners must obtain their own seeds and do their own
work, but everything else, including water and garden tools to do the
work, will be provided.
Napsey said now is a good time for prospective gardeners to determine
what seeds to order for planting in the gardens. Crops/plantings that
have been successful in past years include potatoes and onions.
Tomatoes, corn, beans, cabbage/lettuce or a number of fruits also might
Garden plots will be issued according to established priorities.
Active-duty military and their spouses who live on South Post will have
first priority. Other military Active Guard/Reserve, etc., will be the
Department of Defense civilians and retirees can also rent plots, if
plots remain, after the requests of the military personnel have been
fulfilled, Napsey said.
Additional details will be available at a later date as the garden plots
can be prepared for the season.
For more information, call Napsey at 608-388-6588.