Learn about vegetable gardening, and grow your own vegetables. This a great way for individuals and families to learn more about growing a variety of vegetables and herbs, and to taste some new things.
Gardening opportunities: Would you like to have your own vegetable garden for a week?
No experience is needed.
General volunteering: if you’re not sure what you want to do, get in touch with us and we’ll figure something out together.
The job: Water and weed the garden 3-4 times a week, at your convenience for a one-week period. It should take between 1.5 to 2 hours in the garden each week, broken up over different days. Harvest and take home anything that is ready to eat.
Tending the garden is a great activity to do with kids, or if you seek the peacefulness of a garden. It provides a very concrete way to experience the growing of food and sharing the harvest with others in need while enjoying the peaceful setting of Rock Meadow.
Peppers (4 kinds)
Thyme (2 kinds)
Tomatoes (5 kinds)
Our 2018 crops
Basil (3 kinds)
Eggplant (3 kinds)
Mint (3 kinds)
This project has grown over the years
In 2012, we experimented by growing produce in someone’s front yard. It worked well, so we decided to expand.
In 2013, we built four raised beds at the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont.
In 2014, the Belmont High School Garden and Food Justice Club added beds at the high school.
In 2015, we added six beds at the Belmont Victory Garden at Rock Meadow.
In 2016, we donated 235 pounds of produce to the Belmont Food Pantry from the gardens at Beth El Temple Center & Rock Meadow.
See a 2017 story in the Belmont Citizen-Herald.
In 2018, we had 13 volunteers, 4 Scout troop visits and 2 activities at the Belmont Farmers' Market. Our new focus is on teaching people to create their own gardens.