Plots available at Bear Creek Park's organic garden; association to host public meeting April 12With plots available in its two-acre organic community garden, the Bear Creek Garden Association will hold a public meeting Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
The meeting will be at The Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Especially welcome are "new gardeners and anyone interested in learning more about growing organic vegetables at The Charmaine Nymann Community Garden in Bear Creek Park," according to a press release.
Full plots (20-by-40 feet) and half plots (20-by-20 feet) are available on a first- come, first-served basis. The garden opens April 26. An annual fee covers spring tilling and watering for the season.
Aside from caring for their own plots, gardeners agree to volunteer four hours a season, including work on plots for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Care and Share and Marian House.
Last year, the garden was renamed after Charmaine Nymann, who led the formation of the nonprofit association in the 1980s, worked with the county to allow a private garden on county park property and has remained closely involved ever since.
For more information, call the Bear Creek Garden Association at 634-4433 or 576-2664. The website is http://bearcreekgardens.org.
Westside Pioneer/press release