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Posted on: May 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fort River Farm Community Garden Registration is Open!

View of the Fort River Farm Community Garden in Amherst with rows of plants growing

The Fort River Community Garden in Amherst is currently accepting applications for garden plots this season. This garden has raised beds for beginning gardeners and 10x10 ft in-ground plots for others who want to work in the land. It offers all sorts of help - free compost, water onsite, free seedlings, education (if needed), family activities, and a lot of investment to help build community across differences. There is also periodic help with weeding and maintenance, if anyone falls behind or needs help. It's a well-resourced garden where gardeners can take leadership. 

Preference is given to people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person or Color, or who are without space to garden and are low-income or have a disability. It's a friendly, diverse community with lots of support for new gardeners! Also it's on the bus line and close to Fort River Elementary. See the flyer below in English, Spanish and Chinese, and here is the direct link to fill out an application: 

The garden is a partnership of Healthy Hampshire, a program of the Collaborative for Educational Services, a Northampton-based non-profit, and the Town of Amherst and is made possible by the generous support of United Way of the Franklin and Hampshire Region.

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