Originally established in 2015, the garden has served as a resource to provide fresh produce for residents and provide an outlet to build a connected community.
The garden, located at 40 Graniteville Road, has since grown to accommodate over 150 local gardeners. Annual plots span across 1.7 acres, ranging in size from 15 square feet to 30 square feet.
Residents who have purchased an annual plot can begin their garden on the Opening Workday, slated for late-April or early-May. They can continue to use the plot until its Closing Workday in mid-October due to Columbus Day.
Annual plots are filled for 2022, with the organization encouraging individuals to join its waitlist should circumstances change. Despite plots being filled, the organization continues to provide resources and outreach to the community.
In addition to providing excess produce to the local food pantry, the organization is hosting its forum, “To All Who Hunger” later this spring in an effort to educate the community about the garden and how it “feeds people, body and spirit,” the organization wrote in a release.
“Over the last few years, we’ve noticed that the garden doesn’t just fill the bellies of locals with fresh, organic produce — although it sure does a great job of that! — it has also created a community of people who care for one another and for the wider community,” wrote the organization in a release.
The forum has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 75 Cold Spring Road.
Reporters note: this article has been corrected to better clarify that this year’s closing workday in mid-October due to Columbus Day.