The Morganton Parks and Recreation Department provides plots of land for residents to grow vegetables. Plots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and residents must pay a $30.00 application fee. The garden is located in Catawba Meadows Park and is open during growing season.
Gardeners must provide their own fertilizer plants, seeds, and pesticides. The City plows and tills the garden every year and provides the following for gardeners:
- hoes, rakes, shovels, pitchforks, hoses
- a small tiller, a large tiller, weed eater, lawn mower, and the gas and oil for the equipment
- straw for mulching