Community Garden

The Community Garden at Talbott Park is a place for community members to grow the garden they always wanted. It may be a beautiful flower garden or full of vegetables for your family to enjoy. Work side by side with neighbors or a new friend - a peaceful atmosphere with unlimited possibilities!
Growing Season: April 1 - October 31

Community Garden Plots - first come, first serve. Available now for the 2021 growing season!

Raised Plots: 6' x 8'
Annual Fee: $25 per plot - includes water (plus a one-time refundable $25 deposit)

Large Raised Plots: 8' x 16'
Annual Fee: $40 per plot - includes water (plus a one-time refundable $25 deposit)

Kid Zone 
Free shared plots for all gardeners to enjoy

View a map of the Community Garden plots.

NEW this year!
  • Additional small raised beds
  • Beehive with native bees in garden to help with pollination
  • New ground cover between the plots
  • Welcoming picnic area
Benefits of a Community Garden

Provides a place to teach & learn gardening ~ Opportunity to appreciate nature ~ Gardening incites long-term problem solving ~ Composting, mulching & recycling ~ Produce your own food & reduce the family grocery bill ~ Expose new generations to cultural traditions ~ Interact with neighbors and build relationships ~ Foster sense of community ownership & stewardship ~ Youth better understand where and how we get our food supply ~ Fresh produce and the physical activity of gardening improves overall health & decreases illness susceptibility ~ Provides an appropriate habitat for native pollinators to thrive

 

 

Virtual Food Safety Certification 

March 3 @ 12 - 3:30pm
March 30 @ 5:30 - 9:00pm
April 22 @ 12  - 3:30pm

Hosted by El Paso County Colorado State University Extension this online training is perfect for individuals looking to prepare food out of their home kitchen for resale. Participants learn food safety guidelines and the specifics for operating a small home-based cottage food business from a home kitchen. Learn about the most current Colorado Cottage Food Act. Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csu-extension-colorado-cottage-foods-training-online-tickets-135937792597?aff=ods

Widefield Rocks!

Let's celebrate our awesome community by decorating our Community Garden at Talbott Park with painted rock masterpieces!

We invite you to paint positive, quirky or beautiful rocks for everyone at the garden to enjoy! Between April 6 & May 6 decorate your rocks and drop them off at our front office. We will be placing the rocks in the garden space at our Pollinator Party on May 6.

Here is how you can help celebrate our community:

  1. Paint a rock using acrylic paint.
  2. Drop your painted rock by the WPR front desk before May 5 OR bring it to the Pollinator Party on May 6 @ 5:30 - 7:30pm.