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Monday, July 31, 2017

A new community garden in Brookline



Construction is starting soon on a new community garden at Lawton Park - the first since gardening plots were established at Larz Anderson Park in the 1970's. Spearheaded by Elissa Yanover, a resident of north Brookline,  the project was inspired by the documentary film "Growing Cities" shown at Bountiful Brookline's 2015 summer film series.  Elissa's enthusiasm has been instrumental in creating this first neighborhood community garden in town. Grants from Brookline Community Foundation and New England Grassroots Environmental Fund coupled with funds from the Town of Brookline are helping to make this a reality.

A lottery in June, coordinated through the Brookline Recreation Department, selected twenty two participants out of a pool of almost fifty applicants! We hope this community garden, as a pilot project, will be the first of many neighborhood based community gardens around Brookline.

Check back for updates and more information.