Launching Cordova Community Garden!
Updated: May 16
The Prince William Sound Economic Development District and the Copper River Watershed Project are thrilled to announce the opening of the Cordova Community Garden at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday, June 3! Pictured above is a prototype of the raised beds that will be available either for home use or at the garden site. We are also seeking a part-time Community Garden Manager.
Starting Monday, May 15, 2023, community members, groups, and organizations can fill out an application HERE for one of 30 available raised bed boxes. We have 20 box kits available for residents to take home, and 10 beds available for rent in our new community garden. A $40 plot fee is required for beds used in the community garden, with a waiver available for income eligible applicants. Some assembly is required for those looking to take their bed box home (instructions and guidance are provided). Garden bed applications may be dropped off at the Cordova Family Resource Center, the Copper River Watershed Project, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due May 24 and approved applicants will be able to pick up their raised garden bed box kit at St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church starting on May 27.
We are also seeking an experienced gardener for a paid, part-time position as Community Garden Manager. Responsibilities include tenant orientation, assisting with seasonal garden planning, and hosting community workshops. Compensation is $22-$25/hour, 20 hours/week from June 3 - September 25. Read the job description and how to apply here.
To help our garden flourish and shine, we have a wish list of donated items from the community including gardening tools, materials for a tool shed, a community garden sign, and volunteer time for construction. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping us create a vibrant and thriving community garden.
Cordova’s own community garden is a long-awaited feature for our town, and our centrally located space at St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church provides the perfect setting for Cordovans to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The Cordova Community Garden is made possible by the generous support of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, and RurAL CAP grant funding through partnership between the Copper River Watershed Project and Prince William Sound Economic Development District.