Community garden open in Kent

The Kent Land Trust is accepting registrations for its third season of Kent's community garden.

The centrally-located garden in the village incorporates space for individual plots, communally-tended plots for the benefit of the Kent Food Bank, children's gardening and public education.

The garden is located on some of the town's best farm soil -- in the field to the east side of Kent Center School, behind the Kent Greenhouse & Gardens.

The land is owned by the Kent Land Trust and is part of a continuous path of permanently preserved lands known as Kent's "Southern Gateway."

In its opening year, more than 30 individuals, families and groups tended beds at the garden.

Last summer, the garden expanded by adding a shed, built by local carpenter Bill Potter.

This summer, organizers will erect a fence to keep out wildlife.

"Gardeners of all ages and experience levels are welcome," said garden coordinator Gwynne Seufert. "Our garden is a vibrant place for learning and sharing with neighbors."

Forty-three plots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All plots are 4'x10'; gardeners may reserve multiple plots at $30 each.

Applications are available at the entrance of the Kent Town Hall, and by emailing