A public information and registration meeting for Grayside Gardens will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 AM at Bible Baptist Church in Mauston.  This community garden features individual plots that may be rented by anyone in the community. Grayside Gardens is a collaborative effort by several area agencies and individuals. Novice and experienced gardeners alike may sign up for the use of a 400 square foot garden plot for the season. Sixty plots are available. The $10 fee covers initial soil testing, fertilizer and tilling. After that, each gardener is responsible to maintain his or her own area. The target date for opening is May 15, but will depend on weather and soil conditions. A new feature this year is the availability of garden mentors. Members of the local Master Gardener group are volunteering their time and expertise to work one-on-one with anyone who would like a little extra guidance. The garden is located at 148 Grayside Ave. in Mauston. Call 847-6059 for more information.


Contributed by Peter Bergeson