P(l)otting soil: calling all community gardeners

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It may not be time yet to put seeds in the ground — even indoors — but for those who want a community garden plot, the deadlines are falling fast.

The garden on the north side of Robbins Street, beside the Burlington Northern tracks, is run by volunteers and overseen by the St. Anthony Park Community Council. Each vegetable plot is 15 by 20 feet, and there is a $20 annual fee.

There are also flower plots along the fence facing the street, approximately 10 by 3 feet. There is no charge for a flower bed.

Anyone wanting a plot at the St. Anthony Park Community Garden should hurry. Applications are due February 28. Gardeners must also attend the annual meeting at 9 a.m. on March 22 at

St. Anthony Park Methodist Church, 2200 Hillside Ave.

Applications are available at Hampden Park Coop, or by contacting the Community Council: garden@sapcc.org. Plots are assigned in the order applications are received.

The Falcon Heights Community Garden, newly established last year, also has a few plots available.

The garden is in Community Park, at the corner of Cleveland and Roselawn avenues. Plots are 10 by 12 feet and cost $25 for the season.

Priority will be given to Falcon Heights apartment and townhome dwellers. If spaces are still available, other Falcon Heights residents will be allowed, followed by non-Falcon Heights residents.

For an application, contact Justin Miller (792-7611, justin.miller@falconheights.org) by March 7.

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