Community Gardens – Feeding the Community
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”
First tilled in the early 1980’s, the NVRH community gardens now has 28 individual garden plots. That is over 40 harvests and too many zucchinis, tomatoes, and sunflowers to count.
The NVRH community gardens provide a social space for community members to exchange gardening tips while reaping other health benefits by being active and eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
There is no charge for the garden plots, but space is limited, and gardening etiquette is enforced. Garden plots are assigned on a first come first served basis. Preference is given to returning NVRH community gardeners. Gardens should be planted by Memorial Day in the spring and harvested and readied for winter by late fall.
For more information about the community gardens at NVRH:
Call Mary Maurer, Community Health Resource Center Coordinator, at 802-748-7501.