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Brookside Community Garden

Brookside Community Garden Opening Day Celebration

Oxen Pulling PlowThe Southern New Hampshire RC&D, along with the International Institute of New Hampshire help support the community garden at the Brookside Congregational Church.  The garden doubled its size this week with the help of a team of oxen from Charmingfare Farm.

The garden has been hosting 10 to 12 families every year since 2004, but will now have twice that number of gardeners, including long-term gardeners from the Ukraine, Sudan, Somalia, some new Bhutanese families, as well as American-born gardeners for the first time. Traditional ethnic crops such as mustards, dry corn, and hot chilies mix with Yankee favorites such as carrots, tomatoes, and garlic. The Brookside Church has been very generous in their gift of water for the garden every year, and this year a new frost-free water line will be installed to both the community garden and the Compassionate Friends memorial garden.


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