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 Silvio Conte Community School is home to another community garden site on the Westside. Through a close relationship with Berkshire Children and Families, this garden serves as an educational site for after school programs such as the Conte Kid’s Club. The food grown at this garden site is brought directly to the Conte School kitchen and used in the school lunch program. Gardener’s hours at the Conte School garden are on Mondays from 3:30-5 during the school year and Mondays 9-11am during the summer break.
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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