Apply for Your Community Garden Plot
Contact: Merrith Baughman, 402-223-5945
Ever wanted to garden but did not have the space? Want to expand your garden? Homestead National Monument of America is now accepting applications for a plot in the Homestead Community Garden located near the Palmer-Epard Cabin at the Heritage Center.Applications will be available at either the Heritage Center or Education Center beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2013.Applications can be picked up seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or downloaded from the monument's website; go to www.nps.gov/home. Applications need to be turned into the monument by Friday, March 15, 2013.
The monument will provide a free 10' x 15' plot and water. One plot will be allowed per application and there will be a limit of two plots per address. No pesticides will be allowed.The plots will be selected by lottery on March 16, 2013.
Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...