The new year

Like with the coming of every new year, of every new season, there is the anticipation of a fresh beginning. As is the the case with us here at CGC!

About to embark on our third season of existence, we here at CGC are preparing to introduce our newest garden members. Although the holiday season brings complication and certainly slows down the process given our scattered locations as we visit family, we are all eager to share soon just who in Keene will we be working with next to help spread the good news about fresh food and gardening.

With this addition of new sites, we will unfortunately be loosing some of our own staff. Due to the structure of the Antioch graduate program, most second year students end their course work in December and finished the rest of their schooling their last semester focusing specifically on an internship and finishing their final project. This structure allows students to live literally anywhere in the world to complete these tasks. Two of our own, Maisie Rinne and Allan Pearce, will be moving to Missouri and California respectively for this next semester. Maisie and Allan have been integral to the development and organization of CGC. Their creativity and determination have helped to enable CGC’s influence on and involvement in the city of Keene. We are forever indebted to their commitment! As the new semester begins, we look forward to introducing to you our latest CGC leaders.

With new leadership and new garden sites upon, what about goals? What about new aspirations? Our recent dreaming session saw the development of what we hope to see here at CGC these next months and years. Be sure to check it out and tell us what you think! In the mean time, we here at CGC wish you all a joyous New Year and look forward to sharing this next year with all of you.

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About cgcstaff

Keene Community Garden Connections (CGC) is a collaborative initiative involving Antioch University New England's (AUNE) students, faculty and staff. Partnering with non-profits and service agencies in Keene, NH, we support organizations in the development of community gardens throughout Keene. We aim to use community gardens as a vehicle to increase food access, community wellness and landscape restoration. By doing so, we hope to complement other community efforts to develop a more resilient community that is working to mitigate our climate footprint and adapting for the future.
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