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What community garden plot sizes are available?
A:

The plots available are as follows:

Pioneer Trail
Small: 20'x30'
Large: 20'x60'

Pioneer Park
Small: 20'x30'
Medium: 20'x40'

Check out the Community Gardens page to learn more. 

How can I be added to the wait list for next year?
A:

The earliest date that your application and payment will be accepted is the first business day of the year for the gardening year. No priority is given to those on the waitlist in the previous year.

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The garden next to me appears to be abandoned. Can I take it over?
A:

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 952-949-8442. The City will contact that gardener to find out if they have decided not to garden. If so, the available garden plot will be assigned to the next person on the wait list.

Check out the Community Gardens page to learn more.

When do I need to clean up my garden?
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Gardens must be harvested and cleaned up (free of any stakes or fencing) by Oct. 15 of each year. The plots will be plowed after that date.

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Does the City provide equipment or seeds?
A:

No, gardeners must supply their own equipment, seeds, fertilizer, etc. for their gardens. The City provides only the land and water.

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Will my garden plot be tilled?
A:

All of the plots are plowed in the spring and fall. However, a hand-tiller or pitch fork is useful to prepare the soil before you begin planting.

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Are bathrooms available at both Community Garden sites?
A:

Yes, portable toilets are located at both sites.

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Is there a type of plant that most gardeners grow?
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Gardeners grow a variety of annual flowers and vegetables such as pumpkins, cucumbers, sunflowers, corn and tomatoes. All plots are in full sun.

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Can I request a specific garden plot, or a specific area within the garden?
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Gardeners may indicate a desired plot (or area) on the application; however, garden plots are assigned in the order of when the application is received. No other factors allow preferential plot location assignments.

Check out the Community Gardens page to learn more.

Is water available at both locations?
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Yes, water is provided at both the Pioneer Trail and Pioneer Park community garden locations.

At Pioneer Trail, water tanks are located throughout the garden area. At Pioneer Park, water faucets are available; three throughout the garden area. Direct hose hook-up is not permitted. A bucket must be used to collect the water and carry it to your plot. Please do not hoard or save water.

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Am I allowed to use pesticides or weed killer?
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Pesticides such as weed killer are not allowed because neighboring gardeners can be affected by the use of these products.

Instead of pesticides, gardeners should use mulch or cultivation techniques.

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When can I start planting in my Community Garden plot?
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Weather permitting, gardens are plowed and the corners are marked with the plot numbers by May 1. Residents who have reserved a plot will be notified when their garden plot is ready for planting.

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When am I notified of my Community Garden plot location?
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A letter with your garden plot number will be mailed or emailed to you by April 20 each year.

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Who is considered a returning gardener?
A:

Returning gardeners are those who had a garden in the previous year. They are given priority until April 15 to send in their application and payment.

On April 16, new gardeners are assigned a plot in the order their application and payment was received.

Check out the Community Gardens page to learn more.

How can I rent a community garden plot?
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To rent a community garden plot, complete the corresponding application and submit payment to City of Eden Prairie, Parks and Recreation, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Applications are accepted on the first business day of the year for that gardening year (January 2 or 3). Applications are accepted until all garden plots have been taken.

Check out the Community Gardens page to find an application and learn more.

Who can rent a community garden?
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Eden Prairie residents or persons who work in Eden Prairie are able to rent a community garden plot. Residents over the age of 55 get a discounted rate.

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What is a community garden?
A:
A community garden is a plot of land owned or leased by the city, but made available to the public for gardening during the summer months. Visit the Community Gardens page to learn more.
Where are Eden Prairie community garden plots located?
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The City has two garden locations. Pioneer Trail gardens is at 13180 Pioneer Trail, just east of Flying Cloud Drive, near the Super America. Pioneer Park gardens are at 8940 Sutton Drive, just off of Eden Prairie Road, north of Pioneer Trail and behind the Senior Center.

Check out the Community Gardens page to learn more.

Where can I find information about renting a community garden plot?
A:
Visit the Community Gardens page to learn more about renting a community garden plot.