We are making progress on preparing a new garden site at Fort River Farm, but the new site will not be ready for this gardening season. We will be working through the summer putting in a well, improving the access road and with creating a parking area. Please check back in the fall for updates.
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
The Town of Amherst has one Community Garden site - Amethyst Brook.