First Fruits, the new community garden project organized by the Monett Community Kitchen, now has space available for use.
According to Charlene Dart, co-director of the Community Kitchen, 10-by-20-foot spaces are available for gardening on the grounds of the First United Methodist Church.
"Plots are available for anyone who has always wanted to garden but has no available space, or for those who want to get back to the basics and would like to grow their own produce for a healthier and less expensive way to eat," said Dart.
Garden space is available for growing vegetables, fruit or flowers. Experienced gardeners will be available to help and answer questions. Everyone is welcome to participate, from individuals to groups or organizations.
"This is your garden to plant and maintain," Dart said. "The best part comes when your labor produces a bountiful harvest. Then you can share with friends, family or give back to the community by sharing with Crosslines and the Community Kitchen."
Space can be reserved in the garden by calling 235-7444.