The Walter F. Lewis Community Garden
In 2008, the Town of Chelmsford purchased the land on Robin Hill Rd. which was occupied by a horse farm, greenhouses and Jones Farm rented fields. Jones Farm, along with The Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship Program has been working closely with the Town on the future development of this wonderful open space.
The Chelmsford Openspace Stewardship Program operates all of Chelmsford’s open spaces including the new Community Garden on Robin Hill Rd. The Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship is an independent group of volunteers working with the Chelmsford Conservation Commission. It was established in November 2005 by residents who enjoy hiking, being productive and doing things outdoors. While the Conservation Commission manages and protects open space property in the town of Chelmsford, the Stewards maintain and improve the trail systems within these open spaces – anything from picking up trash and keeping the trails free of fallen trees to replacing worn out bridges and kiosks. Stewards provide a daily presence and ongoing maintenance so these special properties can be enjoyed by all.
Anyone interested in getting involved with this wonderful group of volunteers can call Phil Stanway at 978-273-1474. You can also check out their website at www.thechelmsfordian.com
The Community Gardens at South and North Chelmsford are full for the 2016 season. If you would like to get on the waiting list for 2017, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you would like a plot for 2017.