Applications available for garden plots

From left, Naugatuck Geographic Information System Coordinator Fred Agee, Alex Olbrys, and Public Works Director James Stewart look over a flyer for the proposed community garden May 6 at the Public Works office. The borough has begun accepting application for garden plots. –LUKE MARSHALL

From left, Naugatuck Geographic Information System Coordinator Fred Agee, Alex Olbrys, and Public Works Director James Stewart look over a flyer for the proposed community garden May 6 at the Public Works office. The borough has begun accepting application for garden plots. –LUKE MARSHALL

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials are looking to drum up interest in garden plots.

The borough is now accepting applications for plots in the community garden, which will be built on borough-owned open space off of Andrew Mountain Road. The plots will be available next spring.

Public Works Director James Stewart said the size of the garden will depend on how much interest the borough gets from residents.

Two different size plots are available: a full plot that is 20 feet by 20 feet and a half plot that is 10 feet by 20 feet.

Stewart is hoping to get about 50 applications for plots.

The entire garden has enough space for 48 full plots and 48 half plots, Geographic Information System Coordinator Fred Agee said.

Residents who are interested in obtaining a plot can fill out an application on the Parks and Recreation page on the borough’s website, www.naugatuck-ct.gov.

The plots will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The Parks Commission has not yet determined the cost of the plots.

Residents have until Sept. 1 to submit an application for a plot and plots will be distributed during the winter to allow residents to have time to start their seeds, Stewart said.

Stewart said if residents start planning now, they can have vegetables growing by next season.

“If it was next year, you’d be planting already,” Stewart said.