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Community Gardens

Use these listings to find information about some of Fall River's community garden projects. If you know of a garden in the City of Fall River that is not listed, go to the Community Gardens Facebook page and connect with Community Garden Coordinator Nicole FortierClick on any picture on this page to see current progress.

 

     
Doolan Apartments Church of the Holy Spirit Oak Village Apartments


The Fall River Housing Authority is developing a community garden for use by Doolan Apartment residents with the assistance of young people who will be working for the Housing Authority over the summer. Raised beds were constructed by YouthBuild students and soil provided by the City. A tool shed was donated by BMC Health Net. Housing Authority Family and Youth Services Coordinator Joey DaSilva is coordinating the project. Joey can be reached at 508-675-3500 or by e-mail at Joey@fallriverha.org .


The Church of the Holy Spirit is using a portion of their property at the corner of Middle and Almond Streets near Kennedy Park to establish a community garden that will be accessible to Fall River residents. Plans call for the soil to be turned next week and 4 X 8’ plots made available to gardeners. They will be inviting people from the local neighborhood to apply for the use of space in the coming weeks. Church member Kenneth Hague  can be contacted at 508-672-5571 at the Church office or at office.hsfr@verizon.net.


The Fall River Housing Authority has developed a community garden for use by Oak Village Apartment residents with the assistance of young people who are working for the Housing Authority over the summer. Raised beds were constructed by YouthBuild students and soil provided by the City. Housing Authority Family and Youth Services Coordinator Joey DaSilva is coordinating the project. Joey can be reached at 508-675-3500 or by e-mail at Joey@fallriverha.org .
PLOT Garden St. Luke's Church Garden

Watson School Garden

 

Promise Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT) and Team FRESH, two youth groups organized by the Healthy Youth Task Force of Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc. have established a small garden plot at the rear of the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium building (Armory) at 72 Bank Street. Youth are tending the garden as a community project and donating the produce to local soup kitchens and the Fall River Food Pantry. For more information, contact Brendan Sullivan at 508-679-0922 or at b.thomas.sullivan@gmail.com

St. Luke’s Church on Warren Street has dedicated a portion of its parking area across the street from the Church for use as a community garden. Two strips bordering the parking area have been roto-tilled and planted with vegetables and some flowers for insect control. Members of the church and Niagara Neighborhood Association members are tending the garden and a portion of the produce from the garden will be donated to local soup kitchens and the Fall River Food Pantry. For more information, contact Rev. Jim Hornsby at 508-672-6607 or jjhornsby@aol.com .

The Watson Elementary School on Eastern Avenue has two raised beds constructed by volunteers Jerry Bernier and Department of Public Works employee Abel Oliver where students are raising a variety of vegetables. The lumber was paid for by funds from Tufts University’s Children In Balance” program and LaCava & Sowersby Auto Parts donated the seeds. Teachers Jasmine Olean and Carrie Guy are working with the students. For more, contact Principal Nancy Martin Bernier at 508-675-8240.
 
     

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