Gardening Organically For Good Health

The Fairhaven Community Garden is located in Fairhaven, MA. Now in its sixth year, the garden was created to offer residents an opportunity to garden organically in a community setting. It is managed by the gardeners under the direction of the Fairhaven Community Garden Committee, a sub-committee of the Town of Fairhaven Sustainability Committee.

                 

For 2014, the garden will have three locations: Hastings Middle School, East Fairhaven Elementary School and Leroy Wood School. Garden beds each measure 8' x 4'. All gardeners contribute to the overall management of the garden as well as cultivate their individual beds. Community work days are periodically scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall. First year gardeners are initially offered one bed; returning gardeners may garden two beds if there are enough beds available.

First created on the grounds of the original Leroy Wood Elementary School, the garden comprised 36 garden beds. While that site was closed for construction of the new school, new gardens were created at Hastings Middle School and East Fairhaven Elementary School. Now that the new Leroy Wood School is completed, a new garden will be constructed to provide students and residents of Fairhaven additional opportunities to garden organically. 

Applications for a garden bed for 2014 are available, now. More information is available by emailing the site coordinator.