Celebrate 25 Years of Community Gardening on Sept. 16

Join us in celebrating the Attleboro Community Garden’s 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 16. The event is free and open to the public.  It will run from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Due to flooding at the Garden earlier this week and impending inclement weather, the event will be held at the Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main Street.

The afternoon all-ages program will include:

  • 1:15 “Save Seeds- Save for the Future and Save the Past” presentation by Master Gardener Kathi Gariepy.
  • 2:00 “Preserving Your Harvest” presentation by Modern Homestead & Gardens founder Danielle Cournoyer.
  • A garden-themed drop-in painting activity for children will run from 1:00 to 2:30.
  • 2:40 A program celebrating the Garden’s achievements will take place.

Throughout the event:

  • Gardening information table
  • Raffles and light refreshments

For more information contact attleborocommunitygarden@gmail.com

River Clean-up POSTPONED to SEPT. 23 30

This event is POSTPONED to Sep. 23 30.

Help the City clean up the Ten-Mile River! Saturday September 30th meet at the Judith Robbins Riverfront Park at 8:00 AM to clean up around the River and the walking paths connected to the river. Free refreshments on the day will be provided by Dunkin. If you would like to get in the river, please remember to bring your own wet suit.
For more information contact Attleboro Conservation Agent Nick Wyllie at 508-223-2222 ext 3145.

New Garden Compost Unit Assembled by Point32Health Volunteers

A group of Point32Health volunteers assembled a new compost system at the Attleboro Community Garden during the company’s annual volunteer week.

The compost system is an important part of the garden, it serves as a way for both gardeners and the community to recycle food waste and plants. This is a three bin compost, where raw materials are chopped into small pieces and given time to decompose in the first bin (left side). Worms, bugs and microbes feast on the material, breaking it down into small pieces. The middle bin is where the compost material has a chance to heat up and ‘cook’ the material. This is the stage where visually the most transformation happens, leaves, plant stalks, spoiled vegetables all are broken down and begin to look like soil. Finally, the third bin (far right) is where the compost is sifted to remove large pieces of material, rocks and other materials. Producing healthy soil that gardeners can re-use in their plots to fuel plant growth.

Work started months in advance, with the support from Phil at the Attleboro Land Trust and garden committee member Monica, designing and purchasing supplies for the new system. Many gardeners supported the efforts of disassembling the existing compost system, which was nearly 10 years old and had served its time well. The work of Point32Health volunteers was important as many hands were needed to assemble the compost bins. From the assembly of the wood frame, to attaching galvanized wire, all hands were busy. Many trusted advisors supported this project, both from the Attleboro Land Trust and active community gardeners the ensure the project went smoothly.

Gardeners are already using the new compost system. Soon, the finishing touches will be completed, including educational signs and lids to complete the project.

Feel free to stop by the community garden to see this completed project at the corner of Riverbank Road and Mechanic Street.



Site Stewards Wanted

The Attleboro Land Trust is seeking volunteers who would like to serve as site stewards by “adopting” one of its nature preserves and helping to care for it.  The duties of a site steward are to walk their property once a month, pick up litter, report vandalism, and help with routine trail maintenance.

A site steward may be an individual or a group, such as a group of neighbors, church group, youth group, or fraternal organization.

For more information on the site steward program, members of the public are invited to attend an orientation led by Charlie Adler, chair of the land trust’s property management committee, at the Richardson Preserve, 577B Wilmarth Street, on Sunday, July 23 at 1:00 pm.  The orientation will include a walk around the preserve, a discussion of the challenges faced by an all-volunteer organization managing over 500 acres of conservation land, and time for questions.

If you can’t attend the orientation, but are interested in becoming a site steward, email the Attleboro Land Trust at attleborolandtrust@gmail.com.

Charron Family Land to be Preserved

Attorney George Spatcher, Attorney and ALT Board Member Patrick Sullivan, Land Donor Ted Charron, ALT President Jay Burby, and ALT Board Member Charlie Adler, at the closing for the donation of the Charron Farm Preserve.

The Attleboro Land Trust has received a gift of 12 acres of land on Morse Avenue in Attleboro.  The land was donated by Morse Avenue resident Ted Charron and other members of the Charron family.  It was farmed by Ted’s parents and grandparents, and it is still used for the production of hay.

The donated land will be permanently conserved as the Charron Farm Preserve.  The land trust plans to complete a trail beginning at Morse Avenue, crossing some wetlands, going around the hayfields, and connecting to an adjacent preserve, the 28-acre Shaw-Denham Memorial Forest.  The Charron Farm Preserve will not be open to the public until this trail is finished, which may take a year, as boardwalks will be required.  Completion of the new trail will also mean that the Shaw-Denham Memorial Forest will for the first time be open to the public, as it has been landlocked from the time it was donated to the land trust by the Denham family in 2013 until now.

Ted Charron, an artist, has had a long association with the Attleboro Land Trust, having served on its board from 1997 to 1999, edited its newsletter, and designed its logo.  Ted knows every inch of the donated land and has observed how it serves as habitat for a variety of wild animals.  Guaranteeing that the land will be forever protected has long been his goal.

This acquisition brings the total number of acres owned by the Attleboro Land Trust to 504.  Conservation restrictions are held on an additional 236 acres.

How to Prevent Injuries When Gardening hosted at the Attleboro Community Garden

Join us for an engaging and informative presentation on “How to Prevent Injuries When Gardening,” hosted by the Community Garden. This event will take place on Thursday, June 15th, at 6pm, right in the Community Garden,

In this presentation, we are delighted to have Todd Houghton, P.T., the CEO/Owner of Houghton Physical Therapy, as our guest speaker. Todd is an expert in his field and will guide you through the essential do’s and don’ts of body positioning while gardening. He will share valuable exercises and tips to activate key muscles, enabling you to maintain a proactive approach towards gardening without experiencing pain or injury.

During the presentation, Todd will demonstrate correct body positioning techniques that will help you prevent strain and injury. He will provide you with key exercises that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine, ensuring a lifetime of happy and pain-free gardening.

Please note that in the event of rain, we have made arrangements to move the presentation to the Houghton Physical Therapy clinic located just down the road at 80 Park Street.

We are excited to have you join us for this valuable presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an expert and gain insights into cultivating healthy gardening habits. We can’t wait to see you there!


Thursday, June 15th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Hosted by the Attleboro Community Garden, located at the juncture of Mechanic Street and Riverbank Road, Attleboro.

(or Houghton Physical Therapy clinic if it rains) Address: Houghton Physical Therapy – 80 Park Street


Please RSVP to Organizer attleborocommunitygarden@gmail.com to confirm your attendance. We look forward to your participation and creating a proactive approach to gardening for a lifetime of enjoyable and pain-free experiences.

Attleboro Community Garden Little Free Pantry

The spirit of helping those in need is a pillar of the Community Garden of Attleboro, and in keeping with that spirit  the Attleboro Community Garden completed a Little Free Pantry in 2021 as an Eagle Scout Project. Little Free Pantry aims to help gardeners share their bounty with the community by having an accessible pantry that can store and protect non-perishable food items to those in need to take. Please note we try our best to only put pantry items that fit in the pantry, and clean it regularly so it can continue to help the community of Attleboro.


What is a Little Free Pantry?

The Little Free Pantry Project is a non profit movement that is grassroots, crowdsourced solution to immediate and local need. Whether a need for food or a need to give, mini pantries help feed neighbors, nourishing neighborhoods.

Where is the Attleboro Community Garden Little Free Pantry?

Its located near the entrance from the parking lot on the back border of the garden. Marked by this pin on the above view image below.




Save the Date – Ladybug Release Event

The Attleboro Community Garden will host its 7th annual Ladybug release on Tuesday, July 18 at 6 pm.  Danielle Cournoyer, proprietor of Modern Homestead and Gardens, will be leading this quick, educational, hands-on fun activity for all ages, but especially for children.  The program will include a short talk on good bugs for the garden. Participants will then release thousands of ladybugs  throughout the Community Garden.  Want to support the community garden, you can buy our limited edition tote bags at the event for only 7 dollars. The event is FREE and will be held rain or shine at the Attleboro Community Garden, located at the juncture of Mechanic Street and Riverbank Road, Attleboro.  For more information contact attleborocommunitygarden@gmail.com


6pm to 7pm
Tuesday July 18th, 2023


Attleboro Community Garden, located at the juncture of Mechanic Street and Riverbank Road, Attleboro.

Why Lady Bugs?

Lady bugs eat hundreds of undesirable bugs, and help keep your garden free from plant-eating insects. Adding ladybugs into your yard is a great way to increase their population. They will get to work decimating the bad bugs for you right away and leave when they had their fill.



Attleboro Community Garden Little Free Library

Attleboro Community Garden is proud to be part of the worldwide Little Free Library program. In a previous post  we outlined the start of the construction which was finished construction as Charter #94346 in Fall 2019, by our own gardeners. It stands holding books at the end of the garden with decorative painted flowers.

What Are Little Free Libraries?

Little Free Libraries are small collections of books and magazines for our community to borrow and exchange – completely free of charge! Patrons are welcome to take from and add to our Little Free Libraries. The Little Free Library program is a nonprofit organization with a mission to build community, inspire readers, and expand book access for all through a global free network of small libraries built around trust. Little Free Libraries are a great way to encourage reading, build community, and connect people with books from a community they may not otherwise have access to without other means. Our Community garden has several books on gardening of all skill levels from beginners to advanced, some larger than the little library are available on request.


Where is the Attleboro Community Garden Little Free Library?

Its located at the end of the Community Garden parking lot, at the border of the garden. Marked by this pin on the above view image below.

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Meet Woody the Beech Tree

For those of you who did not attend the Family Tree Day and meet Woody the Talking Beech Tree, you can still see Woody by walking to the end of the Beech Point trail at the O’Donnell Nature Preserve on Bishop Street.  Parking is available at Finberg Field.

Here is a recording of what Woody said on Family Tree Day.


“My name is Woodrow, but you can call me Woody.  That’s what my friends call me.  We trees don’t normally talk like humans.  Sometimes you can hear us whisper, with a little help from the wind.”


“You may have noticed that we Beech trees love to show off.  When you walk through the woods in the middle of winter you’ll notice that all of the other trees have dropped their leaves on the ground–well, except for a few oaks.  But it’s us well-dressed Beech trees that stand out in the forests of New England, our leaves tinted beige as the winter light passes through them.”


“When I reach old age, my bark becomes brittle, and my branches are bare, I may remain standing for years, providing shelter for a woodpecker looking for a place to carve out a home and raise a family.”