A growing community of gardeners along Nashua rail trail
Local construction contractor Nate Postrech of Postrech Residential brought his tools and was measuring and cutting long planks of wood.
Mike and Lisa Chenard and their son, Hunter, 10, were also building the beds and raking mulch at the new garden.
Lisa Chenard said her current garden is actually a few pots with tomato plants. She's been on the waiting list for eight years for a plot at the city's only other community garden at Greely Park.
Nashua resident Holly Klump, who also helped start Gate City Community Gardens, said the city and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau really supported the idea and worked with the group on arranging a lease for the site. Volunteers held small fundraising events throughout the winter, and local businesses offered the group construction supplies at cost. The group still needs to raise money to cover the cost of gardening supplies and insurance.
The 12 beds will now be available to local gardeners who can apply for a membership to the garden. Fees for this year will be around $20, and requests for application forms can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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