CGC opens its doors to members of the community who are interested in and supportive of our program goals. We actively support the community-wide exchange of knowledge, skills, and ideas and invite you to contact us to become a part of our ever-growing network.
- Partner with a specific CGC garden site (short or long term) to assist with programming, curriculum implementation, and/or garden maintenance. Contact CGC to discuss available opportunities.
- Assist with garden maintenance at a CGC garden site
- Provide tech support for CGC
- Help with a CGC event (e.g., photo/videography, set up, planning, cooking)
- Assist with the building of garden beds, benches, and picnic tables
- Lead a workshop on seed saving, food preservation, pest management, identifying weeds, preparing for the winter, transplanting, hoop houses, trellising, container gardening, compost, watering, fertilizing, and cooking.
Please contact CGC if you’d like to volunteer or have suggestions for ways to support our efforts. You can also check our Facebook page for periodic volunteer opportunities.
Donations & Support
Community Garden Connections and CGC garden sites would be extremely grateful for any of the following in-kind donations.
- Garden supplies
- Plants and seeds
- Soil and compost
- Use of a truck for occasional deliveries
- Educational materials and resources
- Copy and/or printing services
- Food or catering for events
- Rental space for large gatherings and events
- Secure storage space for tools and resources
If you are interested in supporting CGC’s efforts to increase personal, community, and environmental wellness through community gardens, consider making a monetary contribution. To make a contribution, please contact the Antioch University New England Office of Development and Alumni Relations and request your donation be earmarked for Keene Community Garden Connections.
Academic Internships and Course Projects
There are many ways for AUNE students, faculty, and staff to integrate CGC into their professional experiences. Members of the AUNE community have designed programs and workshops, assisted with demonstrations, created evaluation techniques, completed master projects, built garden beds, helped with social media, and have been an integral part of making CGC what it is today. Contact us for possible involvement including professional internships, class projects, capstones (theses or collaborative, interdisciplinary team projects) and volunteer opportunities relating to environmental education, landscape design, conservation psychology, agroecology, applied research, community organizing, and organizational management, among other fields. We hope to expand interest and active involvement across disciplines and departments over time.
AUNE Student Employment
Community Garden Connections efforts are largely supported by CGC Co-Coordinators, funded by the Federal Work Study program and a grant from the Rashti Foundation. If you are interested in becoming a coordinator and are an Antioch Student with or without Work Study hours, please visit AUNE’s Federal Work Study Job Openings for a full job description and feel free to contact us.
Support Local Food Security in Our Region
- Take the 350 Home & Garden Challenge with and support Transition Keene’s local efforts
- Take the Climate-Friendly Garden Pledge
- Pledge to make a difference through the Perpetual Food Drive
- Attend a Localvore event with the Monadnock Localvores in Keene
- Volunteer at The Keene Community Kitchen
- Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and receive weekly shares of produce from a local farmer. Members receive shares either through purchase or work-trade.
- Join a Co-op! Support local farmers and community business by joining and/or volunteering for Keene’s new Monadnock Food Co-op.
- Visit your local Farmers Market
- Attend a CGC event!