Planting Some New Seeds

Community Garden Connections is ready for another great season! Much like nature, CGC is constantly evolving and with the passing of some great things, comes lots of new growth. Due to the structure of the Antioch graduate program, Maisie and Allen are in Missouri and California respectively and have allowed for new things to grow 😥 Sob.  Also, the amazing Caity Stewart is embarking on new adventures. Moment of silence please… All of these garden enthusiasts will be greatly missed.

The first line of business is to welcome three new members onto the CGC team! Meghan Kennedy, Andrew Herrick and Michael Hightower. All three of these graduate students are motivated and bring a plethora of great skills to the table, including a degree in plant and soil science and multiple experiences working on vegetable farms in VT.

This year we are introducing three new community garden sites. This brings the total number of sites to nine in Keene! Each new site will enjoy the installation of 6 raised beds, for a total of 240 square feet of garden space. Talk about greening up the city!

Here at CGC we believe that gardening is a vehicle for change. Whether it’s increasing access to healthy food, improving community green spaces around Keene, or simply fostering wellness, our goal remains building a healthy and sustainable environment that fosters strong social networks and improves quality of life for all those involved.

Stay tuned for updates on our three workshops and how you can volunteer!

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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