Community Gardens

Registration Process

Registration for community garden plots for Summer 2017 has ended. 
  


      Amethyst_01_thumb.JPG

 

Overview

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
  • Encourages Self-Reliance
  • Beautifies Neighborhoods
  • Produces Nutritious Food
  • Reduces Family Food Budgets
  • Conserves Resources
  • Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
  • Reduces Crime
  • Preserves Green Space
  • Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots

Amherst Community Gardens Guidelines & Rules

Please click here to download the 2017 Guidelines & Rules
    


Garden Locations

The Town of Amherst has two Community Garden sites- Amethyst Brook and Mill Lane.

Name

Directions
(Please click links below)

  Approxi.
Plot Size

Fee
Resident/
Non-Resident

Amethyst Brook*

Pelham Rd  

30' x 60'

$35*

Mill Lane

Amherst College Land 

20' x 20'

$15/$25

*Amethyst Brook garden sites available to Amherst residents only.


Open in Google Maps
Open in Google Earth