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Community Garden

Growth and Community United in Our Garden

The community garden at our Amirault Residence is more than just a plot of land—it’s a thriving space of growth, learning, and health. Launched in June 2021, residents from across our homes come together to tend the earth, reaping the benefits of physical activity, fresh produce for their meals, and the camaraderie of a shared project.

Generosity flourishes here, too, with a share of our bounty nourishing the local food bank, while the remainder enriches the kitchens of our ten residences.

Alternative Residences is thankful to be able to provide our residents a hobby that allows them to be in nature, learn or teach gardening skills, get outside, enjoy their own fresh produce and create friendships with others.

Garden

A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Supporters

Our community garden, a beacon of growth and connection, thrives thanks to the generous contributions of UNI Financial Cooperation, Price Landscaping Services, Audubon Organics, the Department of Health NB, and, most importantly, our community volunteers and donors. Each seed planted and every moment of care are testaments to the collective effort and support that make this garden a reality. We extend our deepest gratitude to all who have invested their resources, time, and energy into this project, helping to cultivate not just plants, but stronger, healthier, and more connected communities.

Our Community Garden Achievements

Garden Spaces

Expanded

Community Garden (now 1200sq ft!)

Five

Raised Garden Beds

Sixteen

Fruit Trees Planted Throughout Amirault Property

Funds

$1368

In-kind donations for raised garden beds, water barrels, sod removal and tilling, plants, delivery of soil and BBQ items. (Does not include community volunteer time)

$5000

In monetary donations to purchase, garden soil, gardening tools, seeds, seedlings, fruit trees, manure, raised garden beds, wheel barrel, watering cans, four wooden patio chairs, fertilizer, and more!

Achievements

76

Residents had access to fresh fruits and vegetables

30

Residents and employees participated in maintaining the gardens

Modest

Donation made to food bank

Produced

30 LBS

Beans

72 LBS

Squash

240 LBS

Potatoes

84 LBS

Tomatoes

CONSTANT

Supply of Carrots, Strawberries, Blueberries, Green Peppers, Beets, String Beans, Peas, Peppers, Turnips, Celery, Corn, Parsnips, Radish, and Herbs

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