Enfield Community Garden

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Welcome  to Enfield Community Gardens!

Welcome and thank you for your interest to garden at the Enfield Community Gardens. The Town of Enfield’s Development Services is pleased to announce the launch of 2020 Enfield Community Gardens!  We are very excited to have you come and join us.  We have three different community gardens for you to choose from! 

Thompsonville Community Garden (Main Street) – 49 Raised Garden Beds

This site is only a few hundred feet away from Bigelow Commons. Thompsonville Community Garden is a community garden project that 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.

Lamagna Community Garden (2 Chapel Street) – 30 Raised Garden Beds

This site is only a few hundred feet away from Bigelow Commons and Thompsonville Community Garden. Lamagna Community Garden is a community garden project that is newly established in 2020 by the Town of Enfield and a grant fundraising program from Sustainable CT.  The Lamagna Community Garden provides garden plots, education, resources and a sense of community for all Enfield gardeners to grow their own organic vegetables.

Enfield Library Community Garden (104 Middle Road) – 10 Raised Garden Beds

The Enfield Library Community Garden is a community garden project that is newly established in 2020 by the Town of Enfield and a grant fundraising program from Sustainable CT.  The Enfield Library Community Garden provides garden plots, education, resources and a sense of community for all Enfield gardeners to grow their own organic vegetables.

Approximately 10 to 49 garden beds will be communal beds at the above community garden locations to be tended by members or to be made available to families in need through Loaves and Fishes. Our educational classes will bring people together and provide us with information to teach us how to grow organically. We will learn

  • why raised bed gardens are preferred by gardeners,
  • the advantages of a raised bed garden,
  • how to prep your raised bed garden,
  • what are the most popular type, (great for vegetable, and herb gardens, as well as flower gardens and some fruits that do well),
  • what materials are provided to you which begins with the perfect soil mix,
  • how to plan the right crop for you, and
  • how to maintain your bed for a fruitful harvest.

Raised garden beds will be filled with new garden soil.  All tools in the shed, directions and information will be provided.  To get you started with a bed rental, please read the Rules and Procedures and sign the Bed Rental Agreement and Waiver of Liability at the end of this packet.  Please note which community garden you want to rent.  

Please plan to attend the Community Garden kick-off meeting on Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, Council Chambers.  The 2020 Planting Day for Thompsonville Community Garden is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Lamagna Community Garden is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and Enfield Library Community Garden is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020 from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Our end of season cleanup day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17 from 3:00 p.m. to dusk.  We look forward to another season of learning from Nature and interacting with some wonderful people.

The Enfield Community Gardens provide garden plots, education, resources and a sense of community for all Enfield gardeners to grow their own organic vegetables.

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Sign Up Early! To secure your raised garden bed click on the link below.

2020 Enfield Community Garden Bed Rental Agreement

Are you located at BIGELOW Commons? Click here to learn more!

Want to learn more or share with a friend? Click here to learn more.

GIVE a Garden, today.

Click here to learn more. 

To donate a garden, go to https://ioby.org/project/enfield-community-gardens to learn more.  Any amount or even gardening items are appreciated!

For more information, please email developmentservices@enfield.org or call 860-253-6385.

To learn more about gardening, please watch the videos below by UConn Advanced Master Gardner, Trish Safner.

Thank you and happy gardening,

Laurie

Laurie Whitten, Director, Development Services, Town of Enfield

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