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Want to grow for 2022? Registration for garden plot rentals begins on March 22

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Above / Full plots and half plots are available for space at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots where sunflowers have been known to grow big time! (PN File Photo)

Naperville Park District will begin open registration for garden plots for the 2022 season at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots beginning at noon Tues., March 22, for Naperville residents and beginning at noon on Thurs., March 24, for nonresidents. Each year garden plot rentals are made available to the public after priority registration for returning gardeners has concluded. 

Gardeners are known to help each other before, during and after the growing season. (PN Photo 2021)

“New and experienced gardeners are welcome at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots,” said Nature Center Manager Angelique Harshman. “We have full or half plots available, and offer free gardening workshops to assist beginning gardeners in planning and managing their garden.”

A map of the Garden Plots, a set of guidelines and other resources are listed at www.napervilleparks.org/gardenplots.

Gardening Workshops online

Prospective gardeners can view recordings of a Basic Gardening Workshop and an Organic Gardening Workshop, and other helpful information on the webpage.  During the gardening season, a group of master gardeners plants and harvests vegetables in several plots and is available to give advice to other gardeners.

Register online, by phone or in person beginning at noon March 22

Garden plot registration may be completed online, by phone at (630) 848-5000 or in person at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., or at Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive.

Garden plots bring the community together for the love of growing good things. (PN Photo 2021)

The Ron Ory Garden Plots are located along West Street, across from Knoch Park.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.

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