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The city of Prairie Village has added two community gardens within the last month–the main being on Harmon Park property right next to the sophomore lot. 30 total plots are available in the city, 20 at Harmon Park and 10 at Cherokee Christian Church. Each 4′ by 20′ plot costs 40 dollars to rent for a season, all of which at Harmon Park sold out in the first week. Plots are only available for purchase to Prairie Village residents.The growing season is April 2 through October 31, and cultivation has already begun.
“Residents of Prairie Village wanted a community space to garden together and grow organic produce,” said City of Prairie Village intern Emily Kotay. “[The} Environmental/Recycling Committee chose Harmon Park as it had the best overall conditions with good access to sun and water, and it’s a central location for Prairie Village’s residents.”
Each gardener has to sign a waiver that they will maintain their garden well throughout the season. Other specific rules, like using only organic methods in gardening, have been placed on the plots to ensure this.