Community Garden

Get in touch with Mother Earth.

Exercise your green thumb.

Plant produce or flowers.

Live off the land.

Nurture and be nurtured by growing things.

Now is the season.  Rent a garden plot at the Community Garden, operated by Outdoor Recreation.

Location:  Fenced area behind Airman’s Attic on Selfridge Street, across from the Youth Center.

Garden Size:  Twenty garden plots, each is 4′ x 8′

Rental Fee:  $25 covers one year usage, from March 1 of this year until March 1 of next year.

What’s Included:  Access to water spigots, use of hoses, 5-gallon bucket of hand tools, use of a pull cart to transport any plants and soil enhancements (organic only) to your garden plot. 

For more information and to rent a garden plot, call Rachel at Outdoor Recreation, 719-556-4867, Option #1.

Rules and Regulations for PAFB Community Garden. 

GREEN THUMB GATHERINGS

 

Share your knowledge at our Community Garden with a small group of fellow gardeners in our Saturday morning Green Thumb Gathering.  We want to learn from you.

Sign up at Outdoor Rec for a date and topic of your choice. Some topics we have heard interest in include the following:

  • companion plants
  • pest management
  • hail protection
  • pollinators
  • plants for beginners
  • weed management
  • kids and gardening
  • canning
  • or … come up with your own suggestion.

Classes are free to teach and free for CG members to attend; $5 for all other to attend.

Outdoor Recreation is located in Bldg. 640 (with ITT, Leisure Travel, the Frame Shop). Call 719-556-4867.

Here are some photos of the Community Garden in 2019. 


Community Garden plots, each measuring 4′ x 8′.[/caption]

 

A 5-gallon bucket includes the hand tools and kneeling pad.

 

Cart available to transport your plants and other materials to and from your garden plot.

 

Some early crops, planted and reaching for the sun.

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Our COVID-19 Response

In response to COVID-19, Peterson Outdoor Rec is taking proactive steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community. We are closely monitoring the pandemic as it evolves and are following the recommendations and guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Arkansas River Outfitters Association, PAFB Public Health, Fremont County Public Health Department, and government mandated guidelines.

Outdoor Rec is fully operational, although we have changed our business hours to Monday through Friday 0900-1600. Our Equipment Rental program is up and running, and every effort is made to fully sanitize each piece of rented equipment before it is rented again. Outdoor Adventure Programs is now accepting registrations for trips running this summer, adjustments have been made in our programs in accordance with locally recommended guidelines to protect the health of guides and guests. To reserve rental equipment or sign up for a trip, just call our front counter at 719-556-4867 Opt. 1.

Through all of this uncertainty, the one thing that will never change is our passion and commitment to serving the Peterson AFB community and armed forces of Colorado Springs. We will continually re-assess the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and adjust our plans accordingly. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

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