Registration for community garden plots for Summer 2017 will begin in April 2017. Details to be posted here in March.
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
Please click here to download the 2016 Guidelines & Rules
The Town of Amherst has two Community Garden sites- Amhethyst Brook and Mill Lane.