SARATOGA SPRINGS – Pitney Meadows Community Gardens is expanding the number of plots this summer to accommodate new gardeners in a second phase of growth.
Nearly 30 new gardeners have joined an existing group of 27, according to Director Natalie Walsh.
Walsh indicated that all garden plots for the 2018 season have been filled, but that anyone could ask to be placed on a wait list.
The leased plots in the Pitney Meadows Community Garden have increased to near 60, due in part to a grant provided by the Saratoga Foundation. Construction of new raised beds will begin as soon as weather permits.
In addition, a pergola that provides shade for the gardeners will be constructed thanks to a gift from the family of the late Charlotte Justin.
Last year was the garden’s first season. Within a few months, a portion of the property at 223 West Avenue went from a field to flourishing gardens with an irrigation system, along with the renovation of a barn and gardeners’ shed. Dozens of volunteers helped on the farm throughout the summer.