Community Plots At Burnhams Field

Coming
soon to Burnham’s Field: Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers?
Would
you like to grow your own cucumbers or tomatoes but don’t have a sunny spot to
do it? Burnham’s Field is the largest green space in central Gloucester.
A community garden at Burnham’s Field would allow Gloucester residents to
grow fresh, healthy vegetables or flowers of their choice and save money
on their shopping bills. Gardeners will be able to have their own plots and
share growing tips with other gardeners.
Plans
are now underway. The garden could open this spring if enough people are
interested. Plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
If
you are interested in having a plot in the Burnham’s Field community garden,
please contact me at jmcelhenny@gmail.com
John
McElhenny
Gloucester
John McElhenny is a member of the
City of Gloucester’s Open Space and Recreation Committee

6 thoughts on “Community Plots At Burnhams Field

    1. Great idea! This should be the kind of “shovel ready” jobs Cape Ann could develop and sustain! Howz about restoring the tidal flow from Good Harbor Beach, along the wetlands behind Bass Avenue and connecting thru the pipes under Parker St. to the Head of the Harbor? This would eliminate the stink at Connelly’s, too.

      Like

    1. The garden would be far enough away from the football and softball fields that it shouldn’t affect them. It’s planned for the space between the basketball courts and parking lot, next to the fence on the Shepherd Street side of the field.

      Like

Leaving a comment rewards the author of this post- add to the discussion here-

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s