Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Residents need to pay $60 to use a plot to grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs.
Plots are still available to rent in the Wayne Community Garden. Each 35 square-foot plot costs $60 to rent for the year. Plots are raised beds of soil in a fenced-in area at the Van Riper Hopper House museum. Residents can plant vegetables, flowers, or herbs in their plot. Residents may not use pesticides. A committee of residents has overseen the project and constructed the garden. Victor Alfieri, a sustainability advocate who is running for a seat on the council in this year’s election, spearheaded the project. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
New garden will be located at the Van Riper-Hoppe House.
Plots in the town community garden are still available. The garden is a collection of small plots at the Van Riper-Hopper House on Berdan Avenue. Residents may sign up to use one of the 50 plots for one year. A few dozen residents signed up this week. The plots will be located in two spots on the property. Victor Alfieri, a resident and advocate for sustainable living, is spearheading the project. The plots will be built using a model known as square-foot gardening. Square-foot gardening is the practice of planning small gardens and maximizing their soil space. Each plot is 42 inches wide by 8 feet long for 26 square feet of space. Plots cost $60 to use. The garden will be open from dawn to dusk. Teaching seminars and lectures on topics …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Van Riper-Hopper House to be home to new community garden.
A new community garden will be located at the Van Riper-Hopper House on Berdan Avenue. Victor Alfieri, a local sustainability expert who is spearheading the project, said town official gave him permission to start working on the project there. “It’s going to be really great, for a lot of people and for the town,” said Alfieri, who is working with a group of dedicated residents to complete the project. The garden will be broken up into dozens of small plots of land. Residents could pay between $30 and $80 in dues for each plot they own. Participants will be allowed to plants and vegetables, but with some exceptions. The group wants the garden to provide residents with an opportunity to work together, learn, and meet new people. Erica Evans…