Teak Sherman Community Garden
Pending Project
Project Description
The CPC has voted to recommend $3,500 of a total funding recommendation of $4,000 for the Teak Sherman Community Garden. The funding request is to provide funding to support development and expansion of the Teak Sherman Community Garden Project.

The community garden is a collaborative effort between Sustainable Scituate and resident organic farmer Jon Beiber, Director of Education at Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset. The Scituate Conservation Commission has authorized the use of a town parcel of conservation land known as the Teak Sherman Park for this project, providing that up to one half of the parcel is dedicated to community organic farming for seniors and low income residents; and (ii) no less than one half of the parcel is dedicated to providing fresh organic produce to the Scituate Food Pantry and teaching organic farming to Scituate Food Pantry recipients, Scituate residents and students.

The funding would provide for delineation and protection of the community garden and supplies for the expansion and growth of the fledgling community garden project.

The use of this parcel is consistent with EEA endorsed uses of conservation restricted parcels, and this project qualifies for CPA funding in the category of passive recreation.