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 Rice Silk Mill ‘Garden of Eatin’ in the Morningside neighborhood is a collaboration between the City of Pittsfield, Berkshire Housing Service and Berkshire Community Action Council. Gardener’s hours are Tuesdays from 1-3 and by appointment by contacting Gardener@. Their are 12 raised bed plots at this garden site. About half of the beds are used for residents of the Rice Silk Mill as personal community garden plots. The other beds grow food which is donated to the Berkshire Dream Center food pantry which is just down the street from the garden.
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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