The Town of Enfield’s Development Services is pleased to announce Enfield’s Thompsonville Community Garden Beds Kick-off Gathering, which will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00 pm - 820 Enfield Street, Enfield Room, Town Hall.
The Community Garden has 50 raised garden beds that are ready for rental for $25.00 each throughout the 2017 planting season. This rental includes use of tools, seeds, starter-plants (provided at Planting Day), compost, water, educational sessions and videos and a caring community.
The gathering will cover the garden community guidelines; rental agreement; educational opportunities; fun planting day details on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon; and will answer any questions.
The location of these raised beds is only a few hundred feet away from Bigelow Commons in Thompsonville. What a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, eat fresh vegetables that you grew and learn about horticulture! The garden was established in 2008 by the Town of Enfield, the University of Connecticut Master Gardener Program and a grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The Thompsonville Community Garden provides garden plots, education, resources and a sense of community for all Enfield gardeners to grow their own organic vegetables.
Michael Ciriello, Director of Development Services states, “if you’re thinking about having a raised garden bed, now is the time. Spring is here and kick-off gathering is right around the corner! Come to our kick-off gathering and reserve your garden bed to ensure your space for the growing season. If you are not able to attend the kick-off meeting no worries, come and join us on planting day. We look forward to another wonderful garden season of learning from nature and interacting with the garden community.”
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Learn about horticulture and raised bed gardening here!
Enfield residents and gardeners are enjoying learning about raised bed gardening while connecting with nature. Watch the community garden bed videos by UConn Advanced Master Gardner, Trish Safner to learn about: