Community Gardens

Community Gardens - 2021

We welcome Amherst Residents to our 2021 season at Amethyst Conservation Area.  CLICK HERE for the 2021 registration and garden guidelines (payment instructions included). If you are interested in a garden plot please call Angela: 413-259-3292.

We are making progress on preparing a new garden site at Fort River Farm, but the new site will not be ready for this gardening season. We will be working through the summer putting in a well, improving the access road and with creating a parking area.  




Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. Some gardeners choose to solely grow flowers, while other gardeners grow vegetables for their own personal use, or to share with their neighbors. 

Benefits of Community Gardens

  • Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
  • Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
  • Stimulates Social Interaction
  • Encourages Self-Reliance
  • Beautifies Neighborhoods
  • Produces Nutritious Food
  • Reduces Family Food Budgets
  • Conserves Resources
  • Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
  • Reduces Crime
  • Preserves Green Space
  • Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots

Amherst Community Gardens Guidelines & Rules


Garden Locations

The Town of Amherst has one Community Garden site - Amethyst Brook.


(Please click links below)

Plot Size


Amethyst Brook*

Pelham Rd  

20' x 20'


*Amethyst Brook garden sites available to Amherst residents only.

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