Cary Senior Center Community Garden

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Open to Cary Residents ages 55+ only.

To get on the waiting list, call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081. Garden rentals are renewed every November/December and are rented for a calendar year. Spaces available for rent come in a variety of sizes and costs.

Plot Sizes and Rental Fees as of January 1, 2016

Small Plots - approximately 99 or under sq. ft. -- $20 per season
Medium Plots - approximately 100-199 sq. ft. -- $30 per season
Large Plot - approximately 200+ sq. ft. -- $40 per season

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History

  • Cary Senior Center gardens began in 2002 as a Boy Scout initiative. Town of Cary costs were minimal, as the volunteers collected donations and did much of the work. The garden began with nine large beds, six small beds and two raised beds. Currently there are 24 large beds, 11 small beds and two raised beds.
  • One space (large bed size) is used by all gardeners as a “Plant a Row for Hunger” project. All food grown in this space is donated to the local Food Bank. Since 2012 more 1,000 pounds of fresh produce have been donated to the food bank.
  • Many of the supplies used to build the garden (stones for garden bed outlines) have been re-used, recycled, and re-purposed! Visitors to the garden can see bricks saved from the landfill and used for garden bed outlines and edging pathways, old bed frames used as trellises, and garden implements of all types and even posts and gates made into a grape arbor.
  • The Town of Cary supplies water, water hoses and volunteer support from Spruce and other groups.

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