The city of Pittsfield supports garden programs at three community and two school gardens in Pittsfield. The city gardener helps to facilitate community use of the gardens as well as providing maintenance and educational programming to various low income and at risk populations. Each garden is unique and hosts its own set of educators, volunteers and students. The community garden project is a program of the Berkshire Community Action Council through partnership with the City of Pittsfield.
The Coolidge Park Community garden is in close proximity to the Conte Community School on the Westside. This garden also serves as an educational site for the children of the Community school and hosts a neighborhood volunteer group. Produce grown at the Coolidge Ave garden goes into the kitchen at the Conte Community school as part of the school lunch program.
All participants can garden for fresh produce. Volunteers are needed May-October to help with planting, weeding, harvesting and other garden tasks. Please call for more information.
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