Pittsfield: Berkshire Museum to install raised garden beds
Through a collaboration with Greenagers' Front Lawn Food program and Alchemy Initiative, four raised garden beds will be installed on the Berkshire Museum's front lawn beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22.
During the summer, children attending the Museum's summer programs and activities will learn about growing and harvesting the organic vegetables.
The garden produce will be donated to the Community Food Pantry at South Congregational Church, across the street from the Museum.
Garden seedlings will be certified organic from Windy Ridge Farm, a vendor at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market, a program of Alchemy Initiative.
Members of the Farmers Market crew, hired through the Pittsfield Community Connection, a local youth anti-gang initiative, will participate in this project and help build the gardens.
Greenagers, a Great Barrington-based nonprofit, is an outdoor jobs, service and education program serving teens and young adults year-round.