Hanover Community Gardens
For over 45 years the Hanover Community Gardens have provided a space where residents of Hanover and nearby towns can plant organic gardens containing vegetables and flowers in a sunny, protected location. The gardens are split into plots, either 20’ x 20’ or 10’ x 20’, enabling about 30 families to work a garden plot each year. The gardeners are quite diverse, ranging from long-time residents of Hanover to recent arrivals, with ages ranging from 80+-year old gardeners who have been members of the garden for over 30 years to young families and graduate students in their twenties who will be gardening for the first time this year. Some of the families have children who actively participate in the gardening. All of the gardeners agree to follow the rules and guidelines of the garden, which include using only organic fertilizer and cleaning up their garden plot each fall. In keeping with the community garden tradition, gardeners share gardening tips and produce with each other and participate in several joint activities each year, including garden clean-up in the spring and fall.