The United Community Garden, located behind North Area Meals on Wheels, has a new partner this year: the Northern Onondaga Public Library.
The garden began in 2016 with a sponsorship from UnitedHealthcare. Volunteers Mike Marafino, David Robinson and NAMOW board member Hugh Williams rototilled the plots and applied compost.
“This garden is going to be a representation of nutrition,” Bob Graves, president of the board of trustees of NAMOW, said at the groundbreaking of the garden last year. “This is our garden. … It belongs to every single one of you that lives in this community.”
Residents can sign up for a plot starting April 1. Go to the reference desk at NOPL @ North Syracuse to select a plot and sign a gardener’s agreement. Plots are free, but each gardener is responsible for maintenance.