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Summit Hill Community Garden

The Summit Hill Community Garden is an urban space where community members can come together to learn from each other and the earth. Organized by a sub-committee of the Summit Hill Association’s Environment and Beautification Committee, it was created with the goal of empowering people through organic gardening to inspire greater self-sufficiency, sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The Community Garden initiative started because of the realization that over 50% of Summit Hill residents are renters or homeowners without access to garden space. Thus, the community garden provides an opportunity for all residents to either rent plots or participate in the garden’s Community Supported Agriculture.

Half of the Community Garden is dedicated to CSA-style gardening, which yields the maximum produce for the land and results in a bounty that can be shared. This creates an opportunity to reach and involve elderly, youth from local schools or the Linwood Recreation Center programs, or adults without time to commit to a full plot, to join in the garden through shares of the CSA portion. The garden provides an easy access to land, gardening and fresh food. In addition, organizers have added special raised beds accessible to handicapped gardeners.

Watch this space for the 2018 Community Garden Application. For more information, contact communitygarden@summithillassociation.org.