Tewksbury Public Library Community Garden

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The aim of the Tewksbury Library Community Garden is to transform the resources we have, unused land and knowledge, into an educational and community service opportunity open to all members of the community.

The Library Community Garden is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn about growing and harvesting food, volunteerism, composting, maintaining open spaces, and what it means to develop a sense of stewardship for the community at large. Additionally, the garden serves as an active partner with the Tewksbury Food Pantry by providing the Pantry with freshly grown, organic produce. The Tewksbury Public Library Community Garden aims to provide resources, programming, and materials to support this dual mission. Gardening here is open to gardeners of all levels of experience.

Private plots are available to Tewksbury Library card holders on a first come, first served basis. Individuals with a private plot are free to plant any vegetables, fruit, or flowers they would like. All private plots are maintained exclusively by the families or individuals who “own” those plots for the growing season.

Communal plots are maintained collectively by a group of dedicated volunteers. All food harvested from the communal plots is delivered to the Tewksbury Food Pantry or sold at the Tewksbury Farmer's Market on a weekly basis. All volunteers are supervised by the Garden Managers and overseen by a library staff member. 

Visit our photo album to see pictures of our progress!

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