We've been very busy planning the relocation of the Hardwick CommunityGardens to Atkins Field on Granite Street and taking the first steps these past few weeks in preparing for the big move.
This week, LG Bellavance & Sons has transformed the new site for a garden space by removing brush, moving granite blocks and creating structures like a small amphitheater. The current ATV/VAST Trail is being relocated to skirt the tree line and to ensure there is continued access and a walking trail has been cleared closer to the garden site.
In addition, two acres behind the granite shed has been cleared away for future agricultural uses; a sample raised bed of local wood from Under Orion Farm has been constructed and then coated with Vermont Natural Coatings; and the CommunityGardens sign has been resurrected next to the new site. Please join us this Friday, July 27th, at 4:00 pm at 150 Granite Street/Atkins Field, (same location as the Hardwick Farmers' Market) to discuss what has already been done, current plans, and to get input from communitymembers about what they'd like to see.
We at the CAE would like to share with you the vision and plans of the CommunityGardens and Atkins Field as a whole.