A Community Sharing Garden

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

Now in its second season, the PLOT is an abundant free food-sharing garden on a 2-acre site for ALL community to access, without social barriers of ownership or membership.

It has been recognized as a dynamic connector in a community with many challenges by social innovators, writers, and others who wish to replicate the garden on their respective sites.

An indigenous Medicine Wheel anchors the PLOT, providing a physical, cultural and moral context. Community gatherings are held to observe and celebrate equinoxes and solstices.

Weekly volunteer work parties and Sunday picnics connect a diverse range of people – young, elderly, families, long-time residents, newcomers, immigrants, those with means and those without (including the homeless and those with substance and mental health challenges).

The PLOT demostrates that not only can a project based on inclusion, sharing, and trust help to heal; but it can become a source of local engagement, meaning and pride.


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PLOT Sharing Garden and Newton Medicine Wheel sunshine