Seeds have been planted for Windham community garden
Community Development Director Laura Scott said the new garden, located by the former bingo hall at 122 North Lowell Road, would be up and running in time for the summer season. Twenty garden spots are currently under construction at the site, which will include 10 raised-bed spots and 10 in-ground spots.
In November, UNH graduate student Jeffrey Malloy announced his intentions to bring the venture forward as part of his college thesis project.Malloy, who is pursuing a Master’s degree in public administration, said the idea for the garden arose from writing a research paper on localized food initiatives.In the process of planning the Windham garden, Malloy said he researched similar programs in the communities of Derry and Goffstown. The Windham garden’s site seems the ideal spot to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, he noted, because of its sunny, centralized location as well as its proximity to a water source.
Scott said there’s no charge for residents to partake in the local garden, though with only 20 plots available right now, space is filling up fast.
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