Published on March 28, 2019

Register Now for Canoe Meadows Community Garden

Canoe Meadows Community Garden

Mass Audubon rents plots to members and nonmembers alike in its popular organic gardens at Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield.

Participants have grown vegetables, flowers, and herbs at the two-acre garden site for over three decades. Several gardeners even describe it as "the most scenic location to plant a garden in Berkshire County."


In order to participate, all community gardeners must attend a free organic gardening workshop at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox on Saturday, April 13, from 10:30-noon. Register for the workshop >

More Than Just Gardening 

“Canoe Meadows gardeners have developed great friendships over the years,” according to Diane Wetzel, Master Gardener, adding, “and they love to share their knowledge of growing vegetables with novices while enjoying the spectacular view of the Berkshires.”

Instructors will share the benefits of organic gardening and how to incorporate this approach in your garden. Mass Audubon's staff and volunteers have years of experience gardening in the Berkshires.

Gardeners in the program are also required to sign a pledge committing them to organic gardening practices.

Community Garden Information

  • The garden plots measure 15 ft x 20 ft each.
  • Each plot can be rented for $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers.
  • Gardeners may rent multiple plots if they wish.
  • We also have 4 accessible raised bed gardens—please call for more information.  

How to Apply

If you are interested in renting one or more plots this summer, or would like to find out more information, you can call 413-637-0320 or email

You may also register for a plot when you attend the organic gardening workshop.