The Town will not be renting garden plots at the Mill Lane Gardens this year. Our efforts will go toward preparing a new garden site for next year. Please check back in March 2019 for more information.
Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. Some gardeners choose to solely grow flowers, while other gardeners grow vegetables for their own personal use, or to share with their neighbors. Benefits of Community Gardens:
Benefits of Community Gardens
Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
Stimulates Social Interaction
Produces Nutritious Food
Reduces Family Food Budgets
Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
Preserves Green Space
Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
Amherst Community Gardens Guidelines & Rules
The Town of Amherst has two Community Garden sites- Amethyst Brook and Mill Lane.