Gardeners Wanted: French Park Community Garden Beds Now Available to Egremont Families at No Cost
Greenagers, local businesses, fund eight gardens for Egremont families interested in growing their own food; applications now being accepted
Great Barrington, Mass. (May 14, 2018) – Egremont families are invited to adopt one or more of eight raised organic garden beds now installed and ready for vegetable planting at French Park.
The gardens are limited to Egremont residents; priority is given to families with children or grandchildren who will learn the importance of growing their own food. Two beds have extra elevation for gardeners with physical limitations. The beds will be filled by Greenagers with organic soil to encourage organic farming; beds are available for planting in mid-to late May.
Those interested may inquire by emailing Greenagers Front Lawn Food Coordinator Aretha Whitehead, at [email protected], or by calling Aretha at 413-644-9090. Please indicate in your email if there are children in your family or family members with physical limitations.
The French Park Community Garden has been developed through a collaboration between Greenagers and the Egremont business community, an effort led by Kenver LTD owner Lucinda Vermeulen.
Businesses who have contributed to the French Park garden project include Kenver LTD, John Andrews Restaurant, The Old Mill, 41 Main Antiques, Inn at Sweetwater Farm, Egremont Village Inn, Egremont Land Trust, Karner Brook LLC, North Egremont Country Store, Red Chair Press, and Only in My Dreams. Further funding will be raised to pay for fencing and a gardening shed.