2013 Year in Review

2013 was a banner year for Keene Community Garden Connections. The co-coordinators and faculty advisors have been working hard writing end of the year reports and future plans to our funder, The Rashti Foundation. It has been so inspiring to see how the CGC had taken off and all the accomplishments of our garden sites.

Thank you everyone!

It would be quite a long post if we listed all the achievements. Here are a few favorites and pictures of various happenings from last year. Stay tuned for more awesomeness is 2014.

Late Summer the CGC received a visitor, Roberto Perez, a Cuban Permaculture expert. Above is a picture of Michael and Andrew (co-coordinators), and community gardeners giving him a tour of the Harper Acres Garden site. Roberto spoke at the library about permaculture, a free community event sponsored by CGC.

Above is a picture of the 2013 Harvest Festival. A CGC tradition where all the garden sites come together to exchange stories, eat yummy food, celebrate achievements and connect with one another.

Shelly from Harper Acres teaches kiddos from the Clubhouse how to make an apple swan at the 2013 Harvest Festival.

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New bed sheet mulched by volunteers at the Westmoreland garden site. Last year we donated over 1,000 pounds of food to the community. We want to increase that amount in 2014.

Harvest at the Westmoreland Site. This food was donated to the Community Kitchen, an organization in Keene serving free meals to community members 6 nights a week free of charge.

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Harvest dinner and season recap dinner at Harper Acres. They sure are a bunch of dedicated gardeners!

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Co-coordinator Marie helps garden site Rise put the gardens to rest with some super cute gardeners.

 

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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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