North Cambridge Community Garden ($240,000)

Russell Field where Harvey Street meets Alewife Linear Park

The new North Cambridge Community Garden in the northeast corner of Russell Field will build community, provide healthy food, and promote wellness and environmental awareness.

The 54 raised planting beds will benefit gardeners by offering healthy exercise, affordable and nutritious produce, and food produced with a small carbon footprint. The garden will build community by giving existing and new residents from different backgrounds a place to meet. Adults, families, and kids can dig in the dirt and learn how to grow food and flowers. The beds will be physically accessible for older residents and for people with physical restrictions. The garden will help fill the gap created by the closing of the popular Whittemore Avenue community garden, and will shorten the very long waitlist for a garden space.

Non-gardeners will benefit from benches in a quiet sitting area for enjoying nature and learning from signs with info about the garden and its health and sustainability benefits.

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  • commented 2015-03-23 16:31:07 -0400
    This would be a great addition to North Cambridge both as a place to garden and also as a way to help everyone in the neighborhood come together and get to know each other!

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