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Date:
June 4, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Details:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:

Behind Verite Building off of Belchertown Road - look for gravel driveway

Address:
44-48 Belchertown Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Contact:
413-259-3292
Cost:
Free and open to the Public.
Monarch butterfly on purple flowers with bee
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Community Days at Fort River Community Gardens

Saturday, June 4, 2022

These "Community Days" are hosted by the Fort River Garden Circle, a group of volunteers, Healthy Hampshire and Conservation Department staff that have been hard at work getting the garden ready. Come to one of the Community Days to: Talk to current volunteers and decide if you'd like to apply for a garden plot Help out with garden tasks that need to be done Get a tour of the garden area For more information / Clarke Bankert, cbankert@collaborative.org, 413-588-5581 Stephanie Ciccarello, ciccarellos@amherstma.gov, (413) 259-3149

Background:
The Fort River Community Garden is located at the Fort River Farm Conservation Area, which is owned by the Town of Amherst and managed by the Conservation Department. This is the inaugural year of the garden, so there are many things that we are still working on getting up and running! The garden start-up is being organized by a group of community volunteers and staff from Healthy Hampshire and the Town of Amherst that formed the Fort River Community Garden Circle, which functions like a collective. The Garden Circle is responsible for assigning plots. Note: We expect the application for garden plots to be ready in the next few days. You can check the Town website to get updates as well.

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