The King Farm Community Garden (KFCG):

The King Farm Community Garden (KFCG) is a Registered Affiliate of the King Farm Citizens Assembly. The goal of the KFCG is to provide

the opportunity for King Farm residents to participate in an activity that builds community spirit, provides healthy exercise and food, and
improves the environment. To achieve this goal, we endeavor to build good relationships among our members who work together to improve
and maintain the garden space and its perimeter, share ideas, seeds, and produce. King Farm residents and the Rockville community benefit from
KFCG activities as well. For example, members share produce with their King Farm neighbors and provide Manna produce used to feed the needy of our community.

Additionally, the KFCG organizes presentations open to all residents, such as tips by Montgomery County Master gardeners, plans activities for King Farm
children, and holds an annual Open House for residents and the Rockville City Council that includes refreshments prepared from the garden bounty.
Also, throughout the growing season, when gardeners are working in their plots, they are all too happy to chat and answer informal questions of the
many inquisitive neighbors who wander by.

The KFCG contains 39 garden plots that are 20′ by 15′. To be eligible for plot gardeners must be residents of the City of Rockville with King Farm
residents being given priority. There is an annual non-refundable plot fee of $50 for new gardeners and $35 for returning gardeners.
All gardeners also pay a one time $50 deposit fee, which is refunded after ending a membership if a plot is returned debris fee and ready
for the next gardener. In addition, all gardeners must participate in the maintenance of the common areas of the garden.

 

For additional information or to be added to the waiting list, please contact: kingfarmgarden@gmail.com

 

 

 

The Watkins Pond Community Garden:

The Watkins Pond Community Garden is the second
community garden to become a Registered Affiliate of
the King Farm Citizens Assembly. The goal of WPCG
is to provide a hands-on approach to organic gardening
for adults and children. Our hope is to encourage our
gardeners to be more invested in nature to ensure they
become better stewards of the environment.

We provide learning activities and maintain a circulating
library so that all our gardeners, both adults and children, have
access to information pertaining to organic gardening techniques
including composting and recycling to amend the soil in a natural way.

We also stress the importance of ” good” bugs as well as how
to help rid gardens naturally of “bad” bugs. We strive to show
children the connection between their efforts and helping
to provide fresh, organic produce to those in need.

In our first year, we were able to donate over 300 pounds of
fresh organic produce to a local food pantry. Last season, besides
work parties and meetings, we held our first tomato-tasting event
with over 34 varieties of organic tomatoes prepared in various
ways. Our plan is to continue sharing and educating one
another – with the help of multiple resources – in sustainable gardening.

 

WPCG Garden Plot Information:

The WPCG board also seeks to tap into local diversity
by maintaining a “cultural garden“. The culture garden is
where we plant vegetables indigenous to various ethnicities
in our community. WPCG is located on the southern
border of King Farm and all plots receive a full day’s sun.

 

  • The WPCG currently has 22 (15’x20′) garden plots
    with an annual fee of $50; a half plot – $30.

 

  • One garden plot is dedicated to children between the ages
    of 5 – 12 (a limit of 10 children) and a fee of $30 per child
    (second child from the same family is $15).

 

  • Parents of children will need to participate, but do not
    need to have a plot in WPCG in order to have
    their children involved.

 

For questions, contact Dres Zellweger: dres.zellweger@comcast.net.