THANK YOU for your participation in the Townwide Master Planning Committee’s “Community Conversation” either in person at the October 20th forum at Blake Middle School or online via the follow-up online survey. Your input will result in a Vision and Goals document which will form the foundation for the master plan. The summary report is HERE and the online survey responses are HERE.
Special thanks to Medfield TV for documenting the event: YouTube
Forum #2: March 26, 2020, 7 pm at High School Gym
The Townwide Master Planning Committee and consultant team are performing an enumeration of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources.
The purpose of the Forum is to gain Medfield citizen input on the 8 goals and objectives. Each goal has up to 3 objectives with ideas on strategies on how to achieve them.
Prepare for Forum #2 by reviewing the Summary Sheets. Download 1-9 as one PDF HERE or individually by Element below:
Medfield Community Garden’s 2020 Registration Now Open
Is growing fresh vegetables something you would like to do? Have you tried to grow them in your back yard, but found you had too much shade? Do you live in a condo or apartment that has no space for gardens? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the town of Medfield has a possible solution for you: the Medfield Community Garden.
Registration for spaces at the garden located on Plain Street off Route 27 is now open for the 2020 season, and ends when the last space is filled. Plots are available on a first-request basis and usually go quickly. A 300-square-foot plot provides ample room for a variety of different vegetables for most families. Approximately 12 plots are available for this season.
Both novice or experienced gardeners will find the Community Garden offers a great opportunity to learn and grow. The Garden is located on Conservation Commission land at the former Holmquist Farm on the south side of town. The site provides all-day sun, a scarce commodity for many Medfield residents.
Never had a vegetable garden, or feel you’d like a refresher course, or more information on growing in this area? Master Gardener and lecturer Betty Sanders will offer a freshly updated program on planning, planting and growing a garden in this area. The presentation will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Medfield Library.
Gardeners provide their own seeds or seedlings, agree to fence their plot, and keep it weed-free throughout the season. The town provides a ready-to-plant site, wood chips for paths, and on-site-water. Because the Community garden is on town-owned Conservation land, gardeners are not allowed to use any herbicides or inorganic insecticides.
The Community Garden has now been on Plain Street for more than fifteen years. As a result of good gardening practices, the site is rich in organic nutrients, eliminating the need for almost all fertilizers and additives.
Residents can apply for a plot by contacting garden co-manager Neal Sanders at 508-359-9453 or email@example.com. Plots measuring 15 feet by 20 feet are $18, plus a one-time fee for joining the garden of $20.
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