Dover Community Garden starting up – all are welcome!

It’s great to see a new community garden starting up! If you live in (or near?) Dover and need a bit of space for a garden (because you live in an apartment or condo, for example), or if you just want some community in your gardening, check this event out!


“The City of Dover has granted the authority to build and maintain a community garden off of Sixth St. next to Beckwith Park. The garden site has been mowed, and the soil can now be prepared for next year’s growing season. Several people have expressed interest in becoming stewards of the garden. Now it is time to gather these volunteers to create a design and plan of action.

The first organizational meeting will be held Wednesday, September 26th, at 6:00pm. Anyone and everyone are invited and welcome. Even the most experienced gardener learns something new each year, so by no means should anyone feel embarrassed about their lack of a green thumb.


We will first meet in the parking lot of Beckwith Park to observe the future garden grounds, and we recommend dressing accordingly. After the tour of the site, we will go to the McConnell Center cafeteria for the rest of the meeting. We will have the expertise and assistance of Garen Heller (Back River Farm, Dover) and Lauren Chase-Rowell (Northeast Organic Farmers Association, NH Chapter). Beckwith Park is off of Hillside Dr., just .5 miles down Sixth St from Central Ave., on the left. If you’re still not sure how to get there or if you need a ride, please e-mail us.


Again, everyone is welcome and we encourage you to share this notice with anyone you feel may be interested. We want the Dover Community Garden to be inviting for all! 🙂

Please e-mail Eric Kelsey or Matt Polzin if you plan to come so we know who to expect. Additionally, please fee free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or ideas you would like to share with the group.


Thanks, and we hope to see you on September 26th!”


Eric Kelsey
cell: 438-4992




Matt Polzin

Phone: 969-0640


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