HumanKind expands efforts to increase green space.
A garden requires plenty of responsibility, time and space. However, at HumanKind it doesn’t matter how experienced you are or how big your yard is. We have a garden where individuals may receive tips and tricks from master gardeners.
The Hill City Master Gardeners Association, HumanKind and the Virginia Cooperative Extension have joined together to develop a community garden with plots available to the public for rent. HCMGA has been working for more than a year preparing the garden and developing demonstration plots. In 2017, their nine plots grew sweet potatoes, tomatoes, beans, watermelon, cantaloupe, Irish potatoes, herbs, a collection of perennials and wild flowers. Over 1,000 pounds of vegetables were grown by the HCMGA and donated to Lynchburg Grows’ food truck and the Daily Bread.
This year, the community garden has been opened to the public to rent a plot for their personal garden. 14 plots are available. HCMGA members will be available to answer questions and provide education on Tuesday mornings and other times by request. An application is required and the plots are available on a first come first serve basis.
If you are interested in participating in this exciting new project and grow your own healthy vegetables, an application can be obtained by calling the Hill City Master Gardener Association help desk at (434) 455-3743.