Community Garden

Monson Community Garden at Keep Homestead MuseumThe Monson Community Garden at Keep Homestead Museum was established in 2011, just in time for the tornado and “Snow-tober.”

Raised beds in the Community GardenThe garden is all volunteer and organic with a maximum of 16 full size plots 25 x 25 sq. ft.  Any of these can be divided into 12 x 25 sq. ft. half plots. There are also two 8’ x 40” raised gardens for low-mobility gardeners.

Thanks to the town of Monson and the Friends of the Keep Homestead Museum, there is town water available for irrigation from a faucet at the corner of every four plots, a lockable storage shed for gardening tools, a tractor, and a porta-potty. Visit the Monson Community Garden website for more information.

The local gardeners who use the Community Garden plots have benefitted from sponsorship support. Interest in the garden is appreciated. Financial help allows for expenses such as a tractor break down, the cost of planting a cover crop in the fall, and on and on.