We are excited to announce that the members of the Clarendon Hills Garden Committee will be building a community garden in their neighborhood on Saturday May 15th from 9am-12noon. Groundwork Somerville Gardens Coordinator, Tai Dinnan, has been working to support the committee members throughout the grant application and garden planning process.
If you are interested in helping or checking out our progress, you can find us near the intersection of North Street and Powderhouse Blvd. The planning for this garden has been in the works for almost two years and thanks to the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, we’re now about to have a garden!
The goals for the garden and it’s committee are: to provide an outdoor communal space where residents can grow fresh fruits and vegetables that will encourage healthy eating and maximize income, offer gardening opportunities that will promote more outdoor physical activity, develop environmental education programming for adults and youth, and foster stronger social relations among the diverse group of residents who live at the development. In addition, the garden committee hopes that this outdoor communal space will help their unite community’s diverse cultural, ethnic, national, and religious groups and empower residents to continue to work together on issues that affect our neighborhood.