Pitney Meadows Community Gardens are back for the 2019 season! We’re excited to have started the construction of 40+ garden bed this month (please check our volunteer page to learn more on how you can help.)
Our gardens are open to all community members through a lottery system. Although the beds have all been assigned for the 2019 growing season, please fill out an application in order to be placed on a wait list. We may be building more beds that would accommodate additional requests. We welcome your application!
All gardeners commit to 6 hours of volunteer work in the garden/farm during the growing season. Each plot comes with access to water, soil and compost. . .tools and knowledge provided by staff.
Now entering our third season, the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens now includes over 100 members!
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.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Local leaders gathered to talk about tackling hunger in the Capital Region. Ideas on how to solve the hunger crisis were brainstormed during a roundtable discussion...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A roundtable discussion on fighting hunger in the Capital Region is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, April 8 at 1 Franklin Square. The event is sponsored...
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Pitney Meadows Community Farm invited guests to gather around the silo on Sunday for a public forum discussing the farm’s future. More than 100 local residents...