In June 2014, the Agricultural Commission led a session at the Town’s Strategic Planning Retreat to receive feedback regarding priorities. One clear priority was to establish community gardens in town. Working with the Conservation Commission, 1 acre of land at the Day Field on Graniteville Road was designated for community gardens. Improvements to the land to support the garden were financed with CPC funds, approved at the March 28, 2015, Town Meeting with widespread support from residents, boards, and commissions. These improvements include safety enhancements to the entrance, a shed for storage, deer fencing, and tanks to hold water. The garden opened on May 15, 2015.
Since then, the garden has expanded to 1.7 acres. Also a well has been accessed for ground water and there are taps for water throughout the gardens.
Established in 2015, Westford Community Gardens has cultivated as much community as it has vegetables. Beautifully situated on an expanded 1.7 acres of land, the Gardens have grown to accommodate over 150 local gardeners. Westford Community Gardens not only offer residents and neighbors space to get their hands dirty and retreat to the outdoors, they also host regular community garden events and team working days. Whether you’re a longtime gardener or just starting out — a family or an individual — Westford Community Gardens is for you!
Westford Community Gardens is located at the Day Field, 40 Graniteville Road, near the intersection of Graniteville and Cold Spring Roads. Westford Community Gardens are open to members only.
Benefits of Joining the Gardens