Events and News


GARDEN Closing for 2022 Growing Season on November 1, 2022

Gardeners: please clean your individual plot.  Water will be turned off November 1st and tools, wagons & wheelbarrows, and hoses will be stored for the winter.

Report your volunteer hours. 4 hours are mandatory per the plot agreement. Volunteer work helps keep the garden looking great!

***********************************************************Celebrating Our Second Decade  2009-2020

Garden opening day and plot assignments to be announced.

First day of spring is March 19, 2020.


February 15, 2020    10:00am – 1:00 pm  Saturday 

Annual Planning Meeting     All welcome to participate


Watch for work day dates to be announced—join in to volunteer or fulfill your 4 hour obligation to the garden!


Past events 2019

SHCG Garden Photograph Exhibit at the South Hadley Public Library August through September 

Alice’s Garden Party August 9th Friday at the garden 4pm-7pm

Click below for details:

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Past Events 2018

GRO SHCG Annual Planning Meeting      2009-2019 10th Anniversary

Date: Saturday February 23, 2019

FALLS FEST  July 28, 2018    Beachgrounds Park, South Hadley

FallsFest is a day-long festival that brings music, art, and interactive experiences to the banks of the winding Connecticut River in South Hadley Falls. Our eclectic programming reflects the interests and identities of the area’s diverse cultural communities and seeks to knit these groups together through shared experience, revelry, and song.

SHCG-GRO will have an information booth with locally grown plants displayed!

July 18, 2018-6:30-7:30 pm: Garden Innovations-Carter Carter takes us on a tour of his garden and answers your questions.

July 19, 2018-6:15-6:40 pm: Trees -how they communicate with and care for each other. Questions about trees and pests.  Town tree warden and members of the tree committee

  • April 28, 2018  Garden Work Day  10:00 am to  2:00 pm    Come join the crew to get the garden ready for the growing season.
  • April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am  to noon, the Master gardeners will be at the community garden to test soil and answer questions.
  • May 5, 2018 from 10:30-11:00 am take a tour of the community garden on Route 47
  • May 5, 2018   11:00 am         Sue Kelsey,  Master Gardener,  will demonstrate and answer questions about planting a square foot garden
  • May 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm Junior Girl Scout Troop 12948 and their leader Kelly Woods will be at the SH Community Garden to talk about the importance of Bees as Pollinators. The Troop is working on their bronze medal. come by and learn about their project


Past event:   FallsFest   July 29, 2017    Saturday 12:oopm – 10:00pm  Beachgrounds Park South Hadley, MA

Check out the South Hadley Community Garden Booth.  Learn about the garden.  Ask a question. Make an origami seed saving packet!

                                                                                2017 Annual Planning & Brainstorming Meeting  

 February 11, 2017  

Board members and guests gathered at the South Hadley Public Library to address three topics: Marketing the garden, Volunteerism and ADA.

The Annual Planning Meeting was held Saturday February 27, 2016

 South Hadley Public Library

     A celebration of the South Hadley Community Garden’s 6 years of successful gardening and resident outreach, plus planning for the future.

Participants shared the wonderfully positive impact of being a SHCG gardener.

Comments were: “I really can grow something! …and it tastes so fresh! ” I have made many friends at the garden and learned so much by sharing gardening tips.”  “Gardening is an intensive meeting with the soil.”

Linda Young, representative from the Tree Committee, offered trees and a partnership to further the Permaculture plans for an edible food forest. Suggested tree choices were dwarf apple variety and nut trees.

Topics for discussion ranged from plot arrangement with wider aisles, to keyhole plots, to a proposed large tool shed, to composting.

Thank you to all participants for their wide range of positive input to make SHCG even better in 2016!