"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver
For the 2018 gardening season EKU is proud to offer, free to the public, twenty 10x20 garden plots!
Beginning April 24th, 2018 applications will be available in a link on the bottom of this page.
For the first week, April 24 -April 30, ten plots will be reserved for any community member, and the remaining ten plots will be reserved for EKU community member use. This is to make sure all groups have equal access to plots. Beginning Monday, May 1, all remaining plots are available to anyone who has submitted an application, and will be assigned dependent on the date applications were received by EKU until all plots are gone. The community garden will be tilled beginning May 22, 2018.
EKU Community Member is defined as any past or present EKU faculty, staff, student, student group/organization.
Community Member is defined as resident in Whitley, Laurel, and Knox counties who is not connected to the university.
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Community Garden Partners:
- City of Corbin
- Corbin City Utilities
- Corbin Fire Department
- Corbin Independent Schools
- Corbin Public Works
- Eastern Kentucky University Corbin Regional Campus
- First Baptist Church of Corbin
- J & G Drum
- Kentucky State University
- Tri-County Education Pays Center
- Walmart Logistics 6897
- Whitley County UK Cooperative Extension Service
- Whitley County Master Gardener Association
The application that includes the community garden contract/bylaws are available now. This form must be signed and turned in at the resource center desk located in the main lobby of EKU Corbin. Once received, the form will be time/date stamped. Notifications of plot assignments will be emailed to you, in most cases within five days of your application submission.