Important registration info
IMPORTANT NOTE: We've been in contact with Town officials and are happy to report our Community Garden can proceed as planned. As our paths between plots are wide, it's easy to practice social distancing while getting all the benefits of the great outdoors and organic gardening. (Read below for important registration instructions.)
Did you know that we use a solar-powered well?
The Barrington Community Garden uses a solar-powered well for its water supply. You can read more about how this exciting project came to be.
Community Work Days
Each lessee is required to contribute three hours over the course of the season towards the care and upkeep of common areas on scheduled community days. (This is down from four hours from prior years!) These dates will be posted on the website as well as on the community bulletin board.
Bring your gardening gloves, kneeling pads, large shovels, and trowels if you have them. If there is sun, don't forget your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and water! If it is raining just a bit, we'll be out there, but if there is heavy rain, look for a cancellation email.
All garden lessees can help themselves to the compost just outside the garden to amend their plots. There are wheelbarrows and shovels in the shed for your use. Just return when through.
Wood Chipping Paths
As a lessee, one of your responsibilities is to weed and wood chip the north and east pathways surrounding your plot. The first woodchipping must be completed by June 7, 2020. We suggest you pile the mulch on thick to keep weeds at bay and replenish as often as needed.
Free resources from URI
Download the updated URI Planting Calendar. This table lists the planting time and days till harvest by vegetable and is a great resource.
URI Hotline: The URI Gardening and Environmental Hotline is staffed by trained URI Master Gardeners to help you identify plants and troubleshoot problems in the garden. Snap a photo with your smartphone and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (401) 874-4836 to speak to someone directly.
Connect with us Facebook!
Did you know that Barrington Community Garden has a Facebook page. This is a great place to post photos, ask questions (What is this weird bug on my squash), ask others for favors (Can anyone water my plot while I'm out of town), and more.
One of the many donations that the Barrington Community Garden has made to area agencies. Last year 350 pounds of food were donated.