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Community garden seeking applications from public

February 20, 2019

LAUGHLIN — The Laughlin community garden is growing toward completion in Mountain View Park and is now looking for applicants to fill the 12 garden beds.

“I want to see how many people respond,” said Will Douglas, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension community-based instructor. “We’ll then have an informational meeting at the (Laughlin) library early in the month of March where bed allocations will be finalized.”

The garden is directly west of the Spirit Mountain Activity Center near Needles Highway.

Anyone interested in joining the community garden and having a free garden bed should call Douglas at 702-299-1333 or email him at douglasw@unce.unr.edu. Allocations work on a first-come, first-served basis.

The only thing the gardeners will supply is whatever they would like to plant and the tools for planting.

It’s to be noted the garden is not officially done. It’s currently waiting on the irrigation system to be finalized. However, all beds are filled with soil thanks to the help of some Laughlin 4-H students.

Gardeners are allowed to grow whatever crops they would like as long as they are not illegal. A form will need to be completed by the applicant before claiming a gardening bed. It covers all the rules and regulations for the community garden.

“It requires a commitment,” Douglas said. “However, the goal is to make the garden accessible to everyone in the Laughlin community.”