Apply for a Plot in the Canoe Meadows Community Garden
Located in Pittsfield, the Canoe Meadows Community Garden has been welcoming organic green thumbs to its 4.5-acre garden for more than 40 years. Several gardeners even describe it as "the most scenic location to plant a garden in Berkshire County."
The garden is adjacent to a 250-acre wildlife sanctuary and less than a mile from downtown Pittsfield on Williams Street. Gardeners work alongside singing Bobolinks, soaring American Kestrels, and stunning mountain views.
From May through October, approximately 100 gardeners grow their own vegetables, flowers, and herbs in our garden. At the beginning of each season we offer a free organic gardening workshop that provides information about the benefits of organic gardening and practical tips. Community Volunteer Days are held at the opening and closing of the garden season to set up plots and install water lines.
To ensure gardening opportunities are available to all members of the community, the Canoe Meadows Community Garden offers financial assistance for those in need to help cover membership and garden plot rental fees.
NOTE: This year's free organic gardening workshop will be held virtually on Thursday, April 29, from 6:30-7:30 pm. A recording will be made available afterwards.