The City of Lawrence has made new sites available for community members to use for food production during the 2017 growing season. Farmers and gardeners can apply for a variety of opportunities – from small plots in a community garden to a 1+ acre urban farm. In exchange for the free land lease, program participants will propose a “Community Benefit Plan.” Examples of community benefits include donation of produce to local food pantries, participation in educational outreach programs, etc.
The Common Ground Program is a community gardening and urban agriculture program created by the City of Lawrence in 2012. This past year, our gardens, farms and orchards were tended by 200 growers, supported by 900+ volunteers, and generated 6,500 lbs in produced donated to those in need in our community.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but will be first come, first served. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply soon!
The application materials can be found here:lawrenceks.org/commonground
For more information, contact:
Eileen Horn, Sustainability Director,firstname.lastname@example.org, (785) 330-3121