Stettler Community Garden almost ready for users to set down roots

Work is being done this week on the Stettler Community Garden in preparation for its launch date during the May long weekend.

Work is being done this week on the Stettler Community Garden in preparation for its launch date during the May long weekend.

The garden was the site of a storm sewer line replacement last year and Urban Dirt Work is in the final stages of finishing the work and moving topsoil back onto the garden.

Once that’s done and the garden boxes are back in place, the garden will be ready for local growers to move in on and prepare their plots, said Lee Penner, recreation director with the Town of Stettler.

Plots range from as little as $5 or as much as $20 depending on the size of the plot, Penner said, and water barrels will be on site to help gardeners keep their plants hydrated.

The Community Garden Society will also have a limited variety of tools on hand to help gardeners who don’t have their own, and will be offering workshops to help newbie growers, Penner added.

The Community Garden kick off is slated for the evening of Friday, May 16.