Good news gardeners! Per the town of Watertown, Arsenal Park Community Garden will open on Tuesday, May 26*. As part of our COVID-19 precautions, entrance to the garden area will be limited to six people at a time. Please remember, we must remain vigilant as we garden and follow all social distancing measures.
(* Correction made to date. Actual opening is Tuesday, May 26.)
Arsenal Park gardeners, please use this google sheet to sign up in advance for a time slot. If you arrive, and there are already six gardeners in the garden area, please wait outside for someone to leave before entering.
After consulting with leaders in our gardening communities, and in keeping with the State of MA classification of vegetable gardening as essential allowable activities (food production), and a part of our resiliency plan, Watertown Community Gardens (WCG) will open its season on an individual basis. No group meetings or work events will be held to remain in compliance. Very helpful guidelines specific to both Covid -19 and gardening risks are available at the following link (thanks to Hannah Traggis): https://bit.ly/3aEntiH .
Our ability to get our gardens started this season, while still in an active pandemic, requires us gardeners to pledge to abide by the following guidelines along with hygiene requirements.
MASKS / GLOVES / 6 FEET APART
Garden Captains will assist new and returning gardeners in maintaining these standards. WCG realizes this pandemic has forced many to re-evaluate their activity calendars and plans. WCG will not require any new or returning member to have completed clean-up or plantings of their plots, until further advance notice. Please stay safe and find times to connect with the outdoors.
We will update guidelines as needed and provided by our health authorities. Please continue to check back for updates.
The Mission of Watertown Community Gardens is to promote community gardens and gardening in Watertown, Massachusetts with the goal of advancing healthy eating environmental stewardship, and community connections through gardening. WCG...supporting community gardens in Watertown since 2011.
Watertown Community Gardens now taking Applicants for the 2020 Season for new Union Market Community Garden
WCG announces a new community garden opening in time for the 2020 season, this time in , just off of Arsenal Street at Irving street, and across from the Elan Union Market Apartments This community garden features about 14 plots and a flower bed and is a partnership between Watertown Community Gardens and Greystar, a real estate developer and proprietor of the apartments across the street at 130 Arsenal Street. We are proud of the partnership, brought forth by the Town of Watertown. Community gardens nurture communities as much as they do flowers and vegetables. If interested, please register your interest as soon as possible at the following link at our website.