Greenhouse to be added near Poynette's community garden

A greenhouse will soon officially be added near the Community Garden in Veterans Memorial Park, as final approval was given to the Poynette Area Gardeners Association by the Parks and Recreation Commission at its April 7 meeting.

The original plan by the Gardening Association had the greenhouse near the Veterans memorial. The Commission suggested moving it to the east side of the community garden, but costs for water and electrical hookups would have been around $7,000. The two parties agreed on a spot directly to the north of the garden. That spot will have easy access to water and electricity.

The addition of the greenhouse will also not hinder current access to the community garden. Placing it to the north of the garden also keeps it outside of the wetlands and floodplains that run through much of the park.

The Gardening Association will obtain a building permit (at no cost), and will be responsible for keeping the greenhouse in good condition. There is to be no outdoor storage at the greenhouse.

According to a letter from PAGA Treasurer Lyn Bryant to the Commission in July, the greenhouse “would facilitate easier prep work by the garden club when preparing the Adopt-a-Planters for distribution on Main St.” It would also allow the club to keep everything in one area, help plant earlier and give more organized cleanup and storage, Bryant said.

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