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Clarence Adams Community Garden  

The mission of the Community Garden is to provide interested Stayton residents access to property for the sole purpose of gardening.  As such, patrons agree to grow vegetables, fruits, or flowers only.  Illegal plants or permanent species are not allowed (i.e. trees, grapes, artichokes, evergreens, etc.), including marijuana plants. Those who reside outside of Stayton who are interested in applying for a garden plot should contact Stayton Public Works after Memorial Day to reserve a plot if any are available. 


The Community Garden is located on N. Evergreen Avenue, south of the Salem Ditch.  A plot charge of $25 covers water usage and tilling of the plot which measures 10’ x 25’.  Applications for a garden plot for the 2023 season are now available.  Plots are available on a first come, first served basis.  Prior to May 24th, a household may reserve only one plot.  If there are remaining plots available after May 24th, households may apply for an additional plot.


2023 Garden Application


Stayton, OR is located in USDA Hardiness Zone 8b. On average, the frost-free growing season starts on April 25th and ends October 15th for a total of 173 days. The City will post signs when planting the gardens will be allowed. The date will be determined when the weather forecast shows no chance of frost after April 25th. The garden will be opened for planting no later than Memorial Day weekend. 


Community Garden Rules:

1. One plot per private household at the time of initial application.


2. To reserve a garden plot, an Application for a Seasonal Garden Plot must be received by the Public Works Department along with a $25 plot fee.


3. If plots are still available after Memorial Day, patrons may be able to secure an additional plot for $25 per plot.


4. A sign will be posted when the plots are ready for planting.


5. If an assigned plot is unattended for two consecutive weeks, the plot will be mowed and either offered to someone else or covered with plastic depending on the time of year.  It is the responsibility of the participant to contact other participants to look after or care for their plot while vacationing.


6. Extra produce may be brought to the Stayton Community Food Bank at 1210 Wilco Rd. between the hours of 9am – 12pm, Monday through Friday.


7. Plots will be the responsibility of the patron including weeding and watering.  The patron is also responsible for the removal of any large plants at the end of the growing season. Rocks that are pulled out of the garden plots are to be placed in the designated rock pile located at the south-east corner of the community garden property. 


8. Soaker hoses or drip lines are highly recommended to conserve water and prevent runoff from flooding neighboring plots.


9. Any fertilizers or pesticides used must follow the manufacturer’s specifications.


10. Raised beds are not allowed.


11. All garden tools, ornaments, hoses, and sprinklers are the responsibility of the garden plot patron.  The City is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 


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