Westford Community Gardens
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. A well has also been accessed for ground water and there are taps for water throughout the gardens.
Westford Community Gardens has cultivated community as much 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
- Learn from other gardeners
- Organic produce grown by you and fellow gardeners
- Fencing to keep deer out of your produce
- Running water at the garden
- Active online community for questions and sharing
- Children encouraged to join their families
- Cultural exchange
- Opportunities to participate in leadership positions
- Promotes healthy eating and exercise
- Access to WCG community tools
- Donate excess produce to local food pantry
- …and so much more!