Pitney Meadows Community Gardens are back for the 2019 season. We are excited to begin construction of more than 40 additional garden beds in April, which will help secure beds for those gardeners who have been on our wait list from 2018. If you would like to receive a garden plot application or place your name on a wait list, please email [email protected]
Our community gardens are open to all community members through a lottery application process. All gardeners commit to 6 hours of volunteer work on the farm during the growing season. Each plot comes with access to water, soil & compost, tools and knowledge provided by farm personnel and staff.
Now entering our third season, the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens has grown to over 72 members with a planned expansion to nearly 100 community beds for the 2019 season.
2018 Season Improvements & Successes
- Food for our community - community gardeners grew and donated over 1000lbs of fresh produce for our local food pantries.
- Justin Family Pergola - The family of Charlotte Justin dedicated a beautiful pergola in honor of her life which will provide a gathering space and shade for all who visit the farm and gardens.
- Solar Powered Fountain - a water source for birds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects was installed.
- Monarch Way Station - With the decline in the monarch population nationwide due to habitat loss and pesticide use, our gardeners installed a beautiful garden full of many pollinator-friendly plants encouraging monarchs to call Pitney Meadows Community Gardens home. Children were able to watch a caterpillar create its’ chrysalis right next to the educational sign depicting a chrysalis.
- Fairy Fest - Over 800 people gathered on the farm for our Fairy Fest this past summer. Volunteers and our local Girl Scout Troops helped to organize a wonderful day of play and imagination for local children.
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