MOSES LAKE – This year marks the third year Yadira Ortiz and her family have used the city’s gardening plots to grow their own fresh produce.
“It’s a great place because it has sunlight all day,” she comments.
Ortiz and her family have grown corn, tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, watermelons, green beans, carrots, zucchini and pumpkins.
The Ortiz family wanted to grow their own fresh vegetables and found they enjoyed gardening as a family.
They experience the entire range of gardening, from planting to cleaning the plots at the end of the season. In between, there’s plenty of weeding and watering to do.
“One thing I enjoy about gardening would be that we do it as a family. The excitement on my children’s faces when it’s getting close to cut vegetables is great,” Ortiz said. “It’s interesting seeing the results of our hard work. It feels great taking home a full bucket of fresh vegetables.”
Garden plots are still available for rent. Plot rental range in price from $11 per season on up to $32 per season, depending on the size.
Water is included in the cost of the plot.
The season started May 6 and ends Oct. 31
The Community Gardens are located at 317 Alder St., Moses Lake.
Please register at the Parks and Recreation office at 411 S. Balsam St., Moses Lake or online at apm.activecommunities.com/moseslake/Home
The Moses Lake Community Gardens is a place open to all people of Moses Lake to gather, garden, and grow healthy food; enjoy healthy leisure activity; learn about gardening, nutrition and preparing food; and eat more fruits and vegetables