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 4 hours of work per plot on scheduled community days in the care of upkeep of common areas. See calendar on right for upcoming work days and look in your email.
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 reminder you are required to weed and wood chip the north and east pathways surrounding your plot. Feel free to pile the mulch on thick to keep weeds at bay. The initial wood chipping of your north and east paths surrounding your garden must be done by June 2, per the lease agreement.
Free resources from URI to help you plan for 2019
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 email@example.com, or call (401) 874-4836 to speak to someone directly.
We are now on Facebook!
Barrington Community Garden now 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.
Left: One of the many donations that the Barrington Community Garden has made to TapIn, which serves East Bay residents in need. In 2018, we donated close to 300 pounds of food.
We take great pride in caring for our dedicated garden plots where we grow organic food that we distribute to those in need.
A throwback picture from the first year, with no fencing to keep out the deer, no shed with tools, and having to haul our own water.