“The Bristol Community Organization (BCO), in conjunction with the Mayor’s Task Force on Marketing and the West End Association, has announced that they will be conducting a community garden program in the parking lot of the former O’Connell School on Park Street,” a press release from the mayor’s office said.
At total of 26 raised beds will be constructed on Friday, May 23, at the Park Street site. Volunteers from BCO, the West End Association, and the Wheeler Clinic’s Alternative in the Community (AIC) Community Service team, are expected to construct the boxes needed for the program on that day, the release said.
Funding for the project is being provided by the Main Street Community Foundation. The City of Bristol is donating the stone and soil necessary for the program and Home Depot is providing assistance as well, the release said.
The cost to reserve a 16 foot by 4 foot raised bed is $15 for the entire growing season. Interested Bristol residents should resister at BCO located at 55 South St., Bristol. Priority will be given to West End residents. Inquiries regarding the program can be directed to BCO by calling (860) 584-2725.
Questions or comments:
Tom Morrow (BCO) (860) 584-2725
David Mills (Mayor’s Task Force on marketing) (860) 582-7900
Dave Hamelin (President – West End Association) (860) 583-3292