The resident community garden was built by the developer of NorthWest Crossing, West Bend Property Company, and is managed by the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program. It's located on the corner of NW Crossing Drive and Charbonneau Street, near Discovery Park Lodge and Summit High School. Nearly 50 families participate in the community garden each year.
The NWX community garden features cedar raised beds with irrigation and is enclosed by an eight-foot tall wire fence. Both La Rosa and portello winecafé, restaurants in NorthWest Crossing, participate in the community garden. They feature fresh produce grown in their garden plot on their summer menus.
The community garden is open to residents and restaurants in NorthWest Crossing and beyond. If you would like more information on the garden, or to get on the waiting list for a plot for the 2014 season, please contact John Coltman at [email protected] or 541-633-0106; or Louise Gaston at [email protected] or 541-318-5759.
**NOTE: 2014 Opening Day is April 26th...
Opening Day and Registration will be on Saturday, 4/26/2014 starting at 9:30am at the NorthWest Crossing Community Garden. The beds not already reserved by the returning gardeners will be rented on a first come/first served basis. Residency in NorthWest Crossing is NOT required.
Opening day is a REQUIRED DAY for all gardeners, as you will need to:
- Complete a short registration form
- Make your $30.00 payment, cash or check. (checks to be made out to “Deschutes County Extension Service”) NO credit cards accepted
- Pick up your NWXCG Handbook
- Help out with a general clean-up/preparation of the garden area. SO BRING YOUR GLOVES, SHOVELS/RAKES & TROWELS!
You will meet our Garden Assistants (GA), as they will be there to participate as well. The time required should be less than an hour.
We will go over some of the basics for gardening here, such as amending the soil and irrigation tips. We will also quickly discuss the “RULES & REGULATIONS OF NWXCG” found in the Handbook you will receive upon registering, and answer any questions that you might have.
While many of us love our pets, please adhere to the No Pet Policy within the fenced garden. Thank you in advance for being respectful of this request.
The NWX Community Garden is located on the corner of NW Crossing Drive and Clearwater Drive. For more information, please contact John Coltman at 541-633-0106 or [email protected], or Louise Gaston at [email protected] or 541-318-5759. Thank you for your interest in our garden and we look forward to seeing your beautiful bounty!