At the Painted Turtle Farm's Community Garden, students and 25 immigrant families work together to:
1) share food traditions, grow vegetables and create a discourse on sustainable agriculture
2) increase the availability of fresh, culturally-desirable food for low-income and immigrant community members
3) create a pathway towards larger-scale farming for interested community members by providing them with resources needed to get started, technical training and opportunities to promote direct marketing at local farmers markets and
4) be a center for community reflection for social and systemic change.
What gardeners can expect from participation Community Garden:
- A 3x10 garden plot with good soil in a fenced area and participation in a larger community learning garden
- Garden tools to share
- Hands-on training to learn about pest control, planting, weeding, tool usage etc.
- Educational workshops to learn about topics such as composting, soil maintenance, pest control and marketing
- Training and opportunities to sell at local farmers with the money raised returning to the project for tools, seeds and other equipment needs.
- Harvested food from your individual garden plot
- A weekly share of the food harvested from the community learning
- Lots of fun, learning and sharing of experiences!
What the Community Garden expects from gardeners:
- Attendance and participation at the farm on Monday evenings,
- Communication if unavailable to attend on a Monday evening.
- Willingness to share your expertise, learn from others and provide feedback to ensure this pilot project becomes a success in the future!
GET INVOLVED / VOLUNTEER
by volunteering, composting, educating, learning, researching and more!
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for pictures and updates on the 2017 season!
Anna Cincotta '21
Melanie Pangol '21
Amazing Heart Farm
Center for Public Service