The Alvirne Community Garden is a project of the Alvirne Farm Committee. A grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation provided start-up funds for necessities such as fencing, fuel for the tractors, and water tanks. A fee of $25 per plot helps to cover garden expenses. Gardeners are expected to provide their own tools and watering cans. Until school is out, gardening will take place before or after school hours.
Alvirne Community garden is located on the Alvirne Farm property. Garden plots are 30 x 10 feet each, with access to water via hoses and a shed to store tools. Plots are $25 each for the season.
In April or May, depending on weather, the ground will be tilled by the farm manager. Once tilled, the gardeners get together to string the plots and arrange the hoses. After the plots are marked, you may garden before or after school hours before 7am and after 2pm weekdays. Weekends and during school vacations you may garden any time.
While the plots may seem small they are actually quite large, and will need tending daily or every few days. Veggies grow well here because of the fertile soil, but the weeds grow bigger too!