The Wheatland Community Garden Program has been established by the City of Wheatland in effort to incorporate Urban Agriculture into existing City parkland and open space. The Community Garden Program consists of a lease program for garden plots and the establishment of a Community Garden Association that will oversee the daily operations of the garden.
The first Wheatland Community Garden is located within the Park Place neighborhood, near the intersection of McDevitt Drive and Spruce Avenue. The garden site sits gated at the southeast corner of the open space area between Park Place Park and Park Place Toddler Park. Access is provided via the open space trail and garden gate.
The Community Garden currently consists of eleven 12-foot by 4-foot planter boxes, complete with fencing and watering capabilities. When complete, the garden will include a total of twenty 12-foot by 4-foot planter boxes along with four u-shaped boxes with handicap access. In addition, the garden will be fully landscaped and will include a picnic area, benches, tool shed, and concrete walkways. The total garden size will be approximately 150-feet by 50-feet.
The Community Garden will remain open and accessible to Association members and the public between dawn and dusk daily. The City of Wheatland will lease garden plots to residents of the City of Wheatland. All lessees will automatically become members of the Community Garden Association.