Community Growing

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.

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.

  • Oregano

  • Peppers (4 kinds)

  • Radishes

  • Rosemary

  • Sage

  • Thyme (2 kinds)

  • Tomatillos

  • Tomatoes (5 kinds)

  • Zucchini

Our 2018 crops

  • Basil (3 kinds)

  • Chives

  • Cilantro

  • Cucumbers

  • Eggplant (3 kinds)

  • Garlic

  • Lavender

  • Lettuce

  • 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.

Gardening is a great family activity

Gardening is a great family activity