Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Community Garden Workday Successful

Thanks to all who came out and helped put the 2012 gardening season to bed!  We weeded, cleared the Acord Bed, made great progress on the fence (now 95% complete), and built 7 more raised beds for 2013.   In November we'll be adding Sulfur to al the beds to lower the pH, which is a bit high according to a recent Soil Test from UMass.  

Gardeners - stay tuned for a survey about your experience this year.

Others - you can sign up now to be on the waiting list for next year.  Look for the 'I'm Interested Survey' on the Community Garden tab of our webpage.

Thanks for a super inaugural season - and a big thanks to Chris LaPointe and the Hamilton-Wenham Land Trust, and to Cam McNall of HW Green who led the fence project.

Looking forward to a great 2013 season!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Project of the Year" Award

Our Grow A Row for Acord Program was recently honored by Acord as Project of the Year!  Congratulations and thank you to all the gardeners growing healthy produce for local families in need.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TONIGHT: The Climate Reality Project on Wednesday 5/30 from 7-8PM at the H-W Library

H-W Green presents The Climate Reality Project on Wednesday 5/30 from 7-8PM at the H-W Library.  "The Climate Reality Project is bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it. We help citizens around the world discover the truth and take meaningful steps to bring about change. Founded and chaired by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States, The Climate Reality Project has more than 5 million members and supporters world wide. It is guided by one simple truth: the climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it."
The program is presented by Tina Woolston, the Director of the Office of Sustainability at Tufts University.
For more information, go to www.climaterealityproject.org

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Community Garden is Created!

Community Garden Buildout Day a Huge Success!
30 Raised Beds were built and filled with compost; paths were
covered with wood chips, and a good time was had by all.
Thanks to Chiropractor Jerry Gould for the live music!

Garden Buildout Day


Thanks to Brick Ends Farm for donating the compost, and to business sponsors Jolie Tea, Corliss Brothers, Grassy Roots, and Timeless Interiors.  
Grant Support from New England Grassroots Environmental Fund and New England Biolabs.
And of course the Hamilton Wenham Open Land Trust - without them none of this would be possible!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Want to help support the Community Garden Project?

We now have the ability to accept donations through Paypal! This secure site will accept credit cards or link to your regular Paypal account. See our Donate button on the home page. Thank you for your support!



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

85 Trees moved for Community Garden

A big space next to Pingree Park is now ready for the buildout of the Community Garden!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hamilton Wenham Community Garden Project!

Hamilton Wenham GREEN, in partnership with The Hamilton Wenham Open Land Trust, is Creating a Community Garden next to Pingree Park in Wenham.

We held a Garden Build-Out day on April 28, with 30 volunteers building raised beds, filling them with compost, and spreading woodchips. Still to come are a fence, picnic table, water spigots, signs, and a shed for shared tools.

As of May 2 we're nearly full up for this year's garden, which will have 30 raised beds, each 4 feet wide and 12 feet long.  We have room to grow - if there is adequate demand, we'll build more raised beds next year.  Cast your vote by filling out the survey below.

If you'd like to know more about this garden, please take the I’M INTERESTED SURVEY.  This will  sign you up for our Community Garden e-mail list.