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Plot Holes: Space Available in RA Gardens With No Wait

by Dave Emke — June 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm 4 Comments

If you’ve wanted to reserve a Reston Association garden plot but there’s never been space, now is the time to put down roots.

Patricia Greenberg, RA’s environment resource supervisor, says that “for the first time” there are open plots available with no waiting list.

“There are nine plots available right now, of different sizes and in different locations in Reston,” Greenberg said. “It’s an incredibly popular program, and [right now] there is only a waiting list for the plots in South Reston, and that’s only two or three people.”

Plots are available to Reston Association members only, and are available at half-price since the growing season is already half over. Discount prices to reserve available plots for the rest of the season are as follows:

  • 119.9 square feet and below: $15
  • 120 to 199.9 square feet: $25
  • 200 to 280.9 square feet: $37.50

Gardeners get right of first refusal for their plots, Greenberg said.

“They can renew the same garden plot rental every November, unless they notify us that they do not want the garden plot,” she said.

Anyone interested in reserving a plot should call 703-437-7658 or email [email protected].

  • Greg

    Dumb RA rule of the day: “Plots are available to Reston Association members only,…”

    If there is no waiting list, and the growing season is moving along, rent them to anyone.

    Another missed opportunity by the RA to earn income and serve the members who pay RA assessments. #disgusted

    • Why do you bother?

      Really? Make money? A couple hundred dollars, max?

      • Greg

        Yes. Absolutely yes. Plus, there’s food. Perhaps it could be given to those less fortunate.

    • 40yearsinreston

      They can rent them out as parking

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