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Douglas Chittick Community Gardens
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Each year the Brookings Parks and Recreation Department rents approximately 550 garden plots to Brookings residents. Plots are available for annual and perennial planting. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for new gardeners, but may be reserved year-to-year by those returning from the previous year. More than one plot may be reserved. 

The City Garden Plots are located at the northeast corner of Medary Avenue and Highway 14 Bypass intersection (south of the go-cart track).

Each plot measures 20 feet by 25 feet and is rented for $25 per season. 

Each plot is roto-tilled, fertilized, measured and numbered. There is an underground irrigation system, which is turned on when the Parks Department determines that the gardens are stressed. Additionally, there are hose bibs in each row, so gardeners can take out their own garden hose and water their own plot. Most gardeners prefer to water their own garden as the underground system is used sparingly.

Deadline for Reserving
The previous year’s gardeners receive a letter in October informing them when they need to have their produce out of the gardens, so they can be plowed before it snows. In this letter, these gardeners are given until February 1 to reserve their plot for the next summer season. After February 1, any garden not reserved is made available to the general public for reservation.

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