The North Attleborough Community Gardens (NACG) was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2017 to forge a strong community bond by promoting sustainable land use, education, fellowship, and charity. The gardens are an oasis – separate from home and work – where people can come together with their neighbors to experience the wonder of Mother Nature.
Gardeners are committed to “organic-only” growing practices to ensure that they are harvesting the purest quality herbs and vegetables and maintaining the integrity of the land. All gardeners, from beginner to master, are welcome to reserve one of the 31 garden beds for seasonal gardening of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. By working together, the community can learn and grow with each other to create a healthier and more inclusive town. The gardens are located at 217 High St. in North Attleborough.
Meet the NACG team
- Shawn Sweet – mostly a flower grower, but gives veggie gardening a shot at the community garden, Shawn helps with day-to-day operations of the gardens.
- Caitin O’Donnell – avid organic gardener and natural foods enthusiast, Cait is the daughter of founder Susan O’Donnell
- Liz Couchon – lover of organic produce, especially heirloom tomatoes, Liz makes sure bills are paid and reports are filed
- Miles Miller – hobby gardener that is always up for a challenge, Miles is involved with day-to-day garden operations and administrative duties for NACG
- Patti Wagner-Miller – passionate about nature, the arts, and civic beautification, Patti is focused on community outreach on behalf of NACG
- Jeanne Adler – gardener, teacher, and bookkeeper, Jeanne coordinates building projects, secures grants, and keeps the team on track
What does the team have planned for 2021?
The COVID-19 pandemic put the team in a holding pattern for 2020. We are hopeful that we can continue with our planned projects in 2021, including:
- Construction of a new shed
- Addition of 16 new cedar beds
- Addition of a beehive to support healthy pollination and growth
- Continued support of Our Open Umbrella’s Fuel for the Weekend program with donations of fresh, organic produce
How can you get involved?
The North Attleborough Community Gardens always needs volunteers and donors. Volunteer activities include:
- Fundraising and grant writing
- Site maintenance
- Construction projects
- Donation bed maintenance
- Fall cleanup and winterization of beds
Renting a garden bed is a great way to support the Gardens. Bed rentals start at $40 (with a $5 discount for check or cash) for a 4×8 raised cedar bed stocked with organic soil.
Get in touch
Volunteers – If interested in volunteering, please contact the North Attleborough Community Gardens team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors – To support the Gardens with a tax-deductible donation, please visit https://nacg.square.site/ to make a donation. To send a check, please make it payable to The North Attleborough Community Gardens and send to Liz Couchon, 32 Bellevue Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760.
Friends – Connect with the NACG team on Facebook [ADD LINK] or on the web at https://nacommunitygardens.weebly.com/. Updated garden bed reservation forms are available now for the 2021 growing season.
Follow the Community Gardnes on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/North-Attleborough-Community-Garden-1882068282078310