The 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.
Approximately 50 garden beds will be communal beds 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 garden beds are preferred by gardeners
the advantages of a raised garden bed
how to prep your raised garden bed
what are the most popular types (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
how to maintain your garden bed for a fruitful harvest
Garden beds will be filled with new garden soil. All tools in the shed are available for use by garden members. Trish Safner, a UCONN Advanced Master Gardener, will provide you with training and proper gardening techniques. Check out her garden bed videos below.
Stay tuned for information about the 2016 gardening season!
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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: