A fact we’d like more people to know about is that we also organize a community garden and orchard within the Leighton Dillman Park at the Dartmouth Commons. Indeed, for many years before the Park Oven was even an idea, some of our founding members helped to organize the community plots near the scenic gardens area of the commons. Both of these initiatives tie in beautifully with our mantra of Grow, Cook & Eat Together.
We are happy to announce that will be selling compost for $3 per 5 US gal bucket. Buckets will be on hand for measuring but please bring your own bucket/bags if you are taking the compost off-site.
Whether you are one of our community garden plot holders looking to avoid lifting and transporting compost to the Dartmouth Commons or you just want to purchase in bulk and avoid all the plastic bags, this is a great opportunity to acquire some compost and help support us.
We are looking for some help to spread compost in the orchard on that day as well. Also, we would really appreciate the temporary loan of any wheelbarrows as we have lots of shovels and rakes but only one wheelbarrow. Come pitch in for a few minutes, or a few hours – many hands make light work! The park oven will be fired up, should you wish to bring some food to cook to re-energize.