community garden

Take advantage of this beautiful spring weather by getting outside and volunteering at a local community garden! 

The North Suburban YMCA is looking for volunteers on Friday, May 17th anytime between 8:30AM-6:00PM to help plant and finish prepping garden boxes at their community garden!
Volunteers may stay as long as they would like. Whole Foods Market in Woburn will also be stopping by to help out.

SCI and the YMCA teamed up last summer during National Volunteer Week to kick start the "Giving Garden," but volunteers are still needed to help maintain it throughout the summer. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Annie Medonis at amedonis@ymcaboston.org.

Another option for volunteers looking to help out at a community garden is at the Woburn Food Pantry's community garden plot! Last year, the Council of Social Concern hosted it and tons of volunteers came out to help make it a smashing success. Now, they are looking for new helpers this year to tend to the garden!

Volunteers can help out with planting, weeding, watering and harvesting the garden. If you are interested in volunteering at the community garden, please contact the garden coordinator Clarinda Massengill at (978) 761-0795 or cm1665@comcast.net.

YMCA Community Garden Project Kick-Off!

From date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 1:00pm

During National Volunteer Week, Social Capital Inc. and the North Suburban YMCA of Woburn will team up to create a community garden at the North Suburban YMCA of Woburn, 137 Lexington Street Woburn, MA.  

Volunteers of all ages will come together to create a community-garden focusing on the importance of healthy eating for all members of the community. People of all ages are invited to volunteer, and are welcome to attend the official kickoff Thursday, April 19, at 1pm.

During National Volunteer Week, Social Capital Inc. and the North Suburban YMCA of Woburn will team up to create a community garden at the North Suburban YMCA of Woburn, 137 Lexington Street Woburn, MA.  

Volunteers of all ages will come together to create a community-garden focusing on the importance of healthy eating for all members of the community. People of all ages are invited to volunteer Tuesday and/or Thursday, and are welcome to attend the official kickoff Thursday, April 19.

For more information or to sign-up (required to get a t-shirt), contact Rebekah Scaduto at rscaduto@socialcapitalinc.org or 781.935.3270.

A Letter to the Editor from Karen Colatrella, Food Pantry Director

Last year, the Woburn Community Gardens, sponsored by the Woburn Conservation Commission, was kind enough to provide two plots for Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry.  A volunteer spearheaded the whole idea, provided the seeds and planted the crops.  When he moved out of state, two other volunteers stepped up to water, weed, harvest and deliver the produce to the Food Pantry.  Needless to say, this was an incredible amount of work, and these three amazing individuals have our undying gratitude!
 
I can’t tell you how much it meant to our Food Pantry clients from Woburn and Winchester to have fresh produce available last summer.  Because it is expensive to purchase, it was a real luxury to have this healthy, nutritious food available at their Food Pantry visits.  Winchester Hospital also participated by providing recipes and suggestions for using the vegetables that were harvested.

Are you interested in gardening?  Have you been told that you have a green thumb?  If so, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you! 

A few volunteers are needed to help in the Woburn Community Garden.  Volunteers are needed to work 2-4 garden plots that were set up last year to raise fresh produce for the Food Pantry. 

If this gardening project is something that interests you, please contact Karen Coletrella via email or through the Council of Social Concern at (781) 935-6495.