The Tisbury selectmen are accepting letters of interest in a community garden. Tisbury has had numerous parcels of land left to the town with various restrictions placed on them. One of the allowable uses for any of these properties would be a community garden.

Town administrator John Bugbee said in a statement released to the press this week:

“I would encourage anyone who has an interest in growing and maintaining their own garden to write a letter of interest to the town. This is needed to accurately gauge the level of interest in such a program among the citizenry of Tisbury. Although we are still in the infant stages of this initiative, we are at the point where the level of interest will dictate whether this program goes to the next step or if the project is shelved.”

Town residents interested in maintaining a plot of land for the purpose of growing a garden are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to: John Bugbee, Tisbury Town Administrator, Attn: Community Garden, P.O. Box 1239, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Letters of interest must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The community garden concept has been successful in many town and nonprofit organizations.

Selectman Tristan Israel was the first to raise the issue and stated, “I feel that this would be a perfect use for one of these parcels while at the same time providing a benefit to those residents of Tisbury who wish to grow their own garden. I hope that those who are interested will write a letter of interest so we can move this project to the next level.”