Center for Landscape Design & Stewardship, Inc.
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The Center for Landscape Design & Stewardship makes available a limited number of subscriptions (or shares) of the CLDS Market Garden, which is located within the Butler Township Community Garden. This program supports the mission of the CLDS by serving as an outdoor classroom for people enrolled in our “Growing Markets” Program.

Here aspiring agri-entrepreneurs learn the basics of small-scale organic agricultural production under the direction of an organic farmer, and small-business entrepreneurship through management of the subscriptions and through participation in the Downtown Hazleton Farmer’s Market. A portion of the revenue raised from the sale of the produce, flowers, and herbs grown within the garden goes back into supporting the CLDS’ internship program and educational mission.

Peppers View of market garden, 2011
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Subscribers will receive a weekly or alternate (every-other-week) share of the garden’s harvest starting in late June. The season runs approximately 15-20 weeks. The variety and quantity of produce is dependent on the season. Subscribers pick up their share at the Butler Township Community Garden or other designated location.

WHAT’S IN A SHARE?
A share provides approximately 10-12 lbs. of freshly harvested and organically grown produce each week, enough vegetables for 2 to 3 people. Each week you will receive approximately 5-10 different varieties of vegetables and herbs that change with the seasons (click here to see the harvest chart for what is expected each month).  Suggestions for using the produce contained in each week's harvest will also be provided.

COST
A share is $20/week (or every other week if on alternate schedule). Payment is due upon pick-up for the future week's share. Pick-up location may be at the community garden, or at the Downtown Hazleton Farmers Market.

RISKS AND BENEFITS
Subscribers must understand what it means to eat seasonally (i.e. there won't be tomatoes in June or spinach in July). By becoming a subscriber, you are also sharing the risks of the garden. If there is hail or too much rain, some crops will suffer. Members must understand that they share in the natural abundance or the setbacks that a typical farm faces each year. However, we will do all we can to grow as much quality food as possible!

TO SUBSCRIBE: Download a Garden Subscription Application or contact Jonathan at 570-436-2690 or jtp92@cornell.edu for more information.