WRJ Community Garden

The WRJ Community Garden aims to be a nurturing place for individuals and families regardless of age, race, class, gender, and ability. It is a place where the community can grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The CG supports Community Food Security by teaching and demonstrating organic, ecological and sustainable growing methods and by donating food from the garden to those in need.

The WRJ Community Garden is a collaborative project of the Upper Valley Food Co-op and Hartford Parks & Rec Dept.

Summer 2013 Tentative Schedule

Saturday, August 3rd
The Co-op is hosting the final farm tour of the season at Clay Hill Corners. Contact Chris at chris@uppervalleyfood.coop for more information about signing up for the tour.

Tuesday, August 6th
Have you noticed our out of control compost pile? Have you been thinking it’s time to do something about it? Join us on Tuesday, August 6th at 5pm for an evening workshop on compost. We will build a compost bin system for our garden and discuss composting techniques. Bring the kids; we’ll have activities for them too, such as hunting for worms in finished compost. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, do some work, and have a great time making something for your community garden. Look for the sign up sheet at the Co-Op or contact Chris at chris@uppervalleyfood.coop so we know we will have enough participants to get the work done.
FREE Workshop @ the WRJ Community Garden @ Ratcliffe Park

Tuesday, August 15th 6 to 8pm
Bloom n Buzz! Weeds and Insect Guests and Pests
with Cat Buxton from Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

Learn to identify weeds and bugs and find out which are harmful and which are beneficial. We’ll show ways to keep pests in check, and tricks for keeping your gardens looking lush and full throughout the season without harmful chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Bring your pests in a jar and we’ll help you ID them. Topics include: Common garden pests and organic controls, beneficial insects and companion plants, responsible Integrated Pest Management, feeding and forcing blooms, edible weeds.
FREE Workshop @ the WRJ Community Garden @ Ratcliffe Park

Saturday, August 24th
Share from Plots & Harvest for Donation

Tuesday, September 3rd
Harvest for cooking & preservation

Saturday, September 28th
Medicinal Plants

Tuesday, October 1st
Bed Prep for Winter

Saturday, October 26th
Garlic Planting

Look for additional workshops, events and Open Hours on the Shed Board, at the Co-op Front Bulletin Board, and on Facebook.

History

The White River Community Garden was established in 2006 by Nancy Bloomfield as a program of LISTEN for the purpose of having a “Youth Garden”. In 2008 the sponsorship and coordination was taken over by the Upper Valley Food Co-op and the Town of Hartford. The garden has since more than doubled in size to include 27 member/donation plots and three teaching plots.

The WRJ Community Garden has become an essential part of the Latham Works Neighborhood as well as the township of White River Junction and Hartford by providing a safe space for community to come to garden, learn and grow.

© 2014 Upper Valley Food Cooperative