Golden Valley's first public community garden is expected to be open by the spring 2023 planting season. Construction began in fall 2021 and will continue through December 2022.
The City first floated ideas for a community garden in 2019 as part of a park improvement project. Rather than removing Medley Park's failing tennis courts, the City developed a concept to build 40 raised garden beds on the court surface. Existing fencing would provide a secure site, and water bibs, a compost bin, a tool shed, and planting tables would round out the project.
Work on the tool shed was completed in summer 2022, thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and partners (read complete story here).
The City is developing the application process for community garden plots and expects to share that information in November. Applications will open in January 2023.