Join AUNE in Planting the Maplewood Demonstration Garden June 11

Cheshire County has asked Antioch University New England’s (AUNE)  Community Garden Connections (CGC)  to plant and  manage the Maplewood Demonstration Garden in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, as a pilot project for this year’s growing season.

Everyone is invited to a planting celebration from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Staff members from CGC will lead participants in planting winter squash and root crops to extend the fresh produce available to CGC’s partner agencies. They will also talk about volunteer opportunities and education available at the site this summer. Please dress for garden work. No supplies are required, but water bottles, gloves, and small trowels are helpful.

Our long-term vision is to have this be a model for community-based sustainable agriculture and permaculture design with a strong social justice focus, said Libby McCann, CGC faculty advisor and core faculty in Department of Environmental Studies. This pilot has great potential for positive community outreach, good publicity, and enhancing community capacity to grow food, particularly for groups and individuals with less access to fresh, local produce.

The Maplewood Demonstration Garden is located at the Cheshire County Farm on River Road Westmoreland, near the Maplewood Nursing Home. For more information, contact [email protected] Through the summer, weekly garden parties will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., on Mondays.

CGC partners with social service agencies to support the building of raised garden beds on their sites. Learn more about CGC here and here.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Antioch University

Since our founding 1852, Antioch University has remained on the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality – regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, focus of study, or ability.

Antiochians actively reflect these shared values to inspire positive change in the world. Common Thread is where we document the stories that showcase our communities actions, so the change we work for can be shared widely.  

© 2020 Antioch University. All Rights Reserved.

Skip to content