The Jay Community Garden in AuSable Forks, by the Francis M. Pattno & John F. Gale Memorial Park has 16 individual raised-bed plots in the garden, and is fully fenced in.
Most of the materials and tools for the garden were made available by a Creating Healthy Places grant that the Town of Jay received from the Essex County Department of Health. The raised beds were built by the Town and much of the soil preparation was done by Town Staff, the Community Garden Committee, and other volunteers. This is a great opportunity for beginner or experienced gardeners to focus their energies on planting and tending their garden. Some garden-wide responsibilities will be required of plot holders, as listed in the guidelines and rules.
Applications for plots will be accepted in the spring at the Town of Jay Offices in the Community Center in Au Sable Forks. Returning gardeners will be given first priority, and the remaining plots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis once a completed application has been turned in to the Town of Jay Supervisor’s Office. There is annual fee of $20 per plot, and guidelines and rules for the garden are included with the application.
For more information or to obtain an application packet, please contact Carol at the Town of Jay at (518) 647-2204 or e-mail at [email protected].