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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.

CGC Featured in Keene Sentinel… twice! Front Page Story and Editorial

The CGC team is honored and delighted to have been featured in the Keene Sentinel. A front page story about our efforts in the community was published in the Saturday paper, along with a follow-up editorial on Monday. We love … Continue reading

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End of Summer Garden Site Updates

The 2014 garden season was quite the success. From workshops to cooking classes to community connections being made, the CGC has much to be proud of. We are excited to come together to celebrate at our annual Harvest Festival next … Continue reading

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It’s gardening season, baby!

Ahh, summer is here and all of our sites are knee deep in the dirt. Here are some photos from recent garden happenings around town. The Building Bridges Club House kicked off the season earlier this month and planted a … Continue reading

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MPS Season Kick-off!

Woo hoo! It is finally warm enough to get out there and start prepping for the season. Grab those dusty tools, spread some compost and don’t fret about dirty fingernails. On Monday, April 21st CGC coordinators Sara and Marie, and … Continue reading

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Pruning Workshop at the Westmoreland Garden

On Tuesday, April 1st Community Garden Connections hosted a pruning workshop at the Westmoreland Garden in conjunction with the UNH Cooperative Extension. The Westmoreland Garden has a bunch of overgrown apple, pear, and plum trees so we were happy to … Continue reading

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2014 Pre-Season Garden Kick Off Workshop

On Tuesday, March 4th Keene Community Garden Connections hosted a workshop at Antioch University. Gardeners, site partners, coordinators and faculty advisors got together to share gardening knowledge. The day was an inspiration and the most important lesson learned was how … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Late Season Happenings

      CGC Co-Coordinator Michael Hightower had a very successful, free cooking series this fall in partnership with the CGC and the Cheshire Country Conservation District. His grand finale was a pie making class. Community members came together to … Continue reading

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Garlic Planting and Getting Ready to Put the Gardens to Sleep

CGC Co-Coordinator Sara teaches folks at Monadnock Peer Support how to plant garlic Garden Friends – It is that time of year again. Frost is upon us and we must admit gardening season is nearly over. Protecting the soil for … Continue reading

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Gardens are THRIVING!

One of my favorite things to do each week is to drive around Keene, NH and see how all of the CGC gardens are doing (Over 45 raised garden beds!). It always makes my smile a little larger. Here are … Continue reading

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