Food for all!

Hey Gardeners!

How has your week been going so far?  Ours has been great!  We started our week off with a staff meeting to discuss what us staff members can do to make Community Garden Connections operate more efficiently and effectively, and most importantly, more engaging to the community. If you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to email us at communitygardens@antioch.edu 🙂

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Tuesday we had a great day out at The Westmoreland Garden Project!  We started off our Volunteer Garden Party at 4:00 pm with weeding, harvesting… and of course… SNACKS! In total, we harvested 112 pounds of food consisting of cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage, beans, broccoli, kale, lettuce mix, parsley, chives, chard, and celery. We washed up our harvest and our lovely staff member, Cynthia, took the food to New Dawn Farm to await its pick up and delivery to The Keene Community Kitchen.  Thank you to our volunteers for helping out and giving people the gift of healthy produce! We and all of the community appreciate your efforts!

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Our garden party ended a half hour early on Tuesday because we had an AWESOME Garden Pest Management Workshop hosted by the one and only Carl Majewski from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Program.  We learned about diseases that happen in plants, garden bugs we want to keep, and garden bugs we need to get rid of. Fun Fact: The only ORGANIC way to get rid of squash bugs are to SQUASH them! 

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If you missed the workshop and would like to attend others, please give us an email at communtiygardens@antioch.edu

Don’t forget to: Like our Facebook Page and Follow us on Instagram!

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

-Community Garden Connections

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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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