Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Community Garden


In the past four years 50,000 pounds of vegetables grown on this half-acre farm have been donated to Food Banks for distribution to low income families. The crops are raised and harvested 100% by volunteers from Cumberland, other comunnities of Rhode Island, New England and even the Midwest.

Children are welcomed and do most of the planting and there are several education programs for all ages. Volunteers are also beginning the task of renovating the old Farm buildings. This year the Farm will double it's agriculture area and add chickens and honey bees to it's operation.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award
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