Rotary clubs create community garden in San Luis Obispo

Gardeners are busy planting and toiling in the soil at San Luis Obispo’s newest community garden at Meadow Park.

The Rotary Community Garden, built through a collaboration of local Rotary clubs — Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo and Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak — was created to help accommodate a growing waiting list of eager gardeners.

The garden has 40 plots, each 140 square feet, and brings the city’s total number of garden plots to 110. In all, the city maintains four gardens where residents can rent a space for a nominal fee to grow produce and flowers. The other three gardens are located on Laurel Lane near Fire Station No. 3, in Emerson Park downtown and where Broad Street meets the north side of Highway 101.

The city still has a waiting list of several dozen people, but it’s down from more than 120 before the new park opened.

For more information about the city’s gardens, call Amy Voorhies at 781-7300.