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 Robbins Ave. Community garden is located in the Westside at the corner of Robbins Ave and Bradford St. The garden got it’s start in 2007 as a project of the Westside Initiative. Curnt gardener’s hours at the Robbins Ave garden are Tuesdays from 10-12 and by appointment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. This garden hosts several volunteer and work groups including a group from Guidewire. The food grown at the Robbins Ave garden is donated to the Christian Center Pantry which is just down the street.
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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