A Year in the Life of a Community Garden Plot
Unless you have the luxury of a beautiful tract of land to garden on this is (or should be) the first choice to community garden locally in Havre De Grace, Harford County, Maryland USA.
Old Reservoir Community Garden has zero run off from street and roads. We have the most beautiful view of the Susquehanna River joining the Chesapeake Bay of any garden. Fully sunlit 10' x 10' plots, 24 for now with room for expansion. Sunrise to Sunset beauty (not to mention photons for photosynthesis) daily for growing any and everything. Our gardeners help out and work together diligently to provide a safe and organic place for all your vegetable and fruit growing needs.
Coming by way of Rt. 155 to Graceview Drive and then Quarry Road, the Old Reservoir Community Garden can be found on city-owned land behind and adjacent to the HdG Community Center. A short walk from the parking lot through the woods is the flat field that once held the city’s water reservoir. Established in 2013, the garden has undergone extensive work to improve drainage in 2014 as well as the addition of 8 more garden plots in 2016 (total of 24!) with the help of Vulcan Materials. Located in an area frequented by deer, fencing has been installed to keep deer and other animals out of the garden. Vulcan Materials additionally donated a garden shed in the later half of 2014.