We had a full agenda for yesterday’s monthly meeting! Larry Dubois of GRO South Hadley shared information about a proposal to convert the lot between Carew Street and School Street into a community garden. This piece of land is currently owned by E-Ink; it hasn’t yet been decided whether the town would lease the land for a nominal amount or purchase it outright. Regardless, it will be at least another year before this space could be prepared for planting.
We’re very excited about the possibility of a community garden in our neighborhood. The current community garden on route 47 is a neat place, but it’s quite a drive from the Falls, where we have higher population density and less backyard space than in other parts of town. In addition to obvious benefits like better access to fresh, local produce, community gardens bring people together–learning from each other and having fun together under the sun.
Interested in a plot in this year’s community garden? You can get application information here on GRO South Hadley’s website.