The Town of Enfield’s Development Services is pleased to announce the Thompsonville Community Garden Kick-off Gathering, which will take place on Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. - 820 Enfield Street, Council Chambers, Town Hall.
The Community Garden has 50 raised garden beds that have all been rented for the 2019 planting season. The 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 which will take place on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 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. In 2018 the North Central District Health Department and the Connecticut Department of Public Health provided a grant where 50% of the raised garden beds were replaced with all new raised bed structures. The Thompsonville Community Garden provides garden plots, education, resources and a sense of community for all Enfield gardeners to grow their own organic vegetables.
Sign Up Early! To secure your raised garden bed click on the link below.
For more information, please email the Department of Development Services or call 860-253-6385.
To learn more about gardening, please watch the videos below by UConn Advanced Master Gardner, Trish Safner.