Keeseville Community Garden
The Keeseville Community Garden is a project created by AdkAction’s first Tom Boothe Adirondack Intern, Kim Gonzales, who sourced all of the initial materials, land, and interest in 2021. Now managed by the current food security team at AdkAction, the Keeseville Community Garden is a community-cultivated space with monthly workshops throughout the summer for kids, as well as free produce for the community.
The Keeseville Community Garden would not be possible without support from the people and businesses of Keeseville. Thank you to Barbara Davidson for donating use of the garden site, which is situated between Adirondack Hardware & Rental and Mountain Valley Federal Credit Union, behind the parking lot on Front Street. Roger Long of Adirondack Hardware & Rental provides access to the water supply for the garden. Lumber for the beds was sourced from Dave Warner of Wood Grain Sawmill.
Gratitude to our Funders
Thanks to a grant from Chapel Hill Foundation, the garden fence was installed in 2022 to keep deer and other wildlife out of the garden beds. Additional funding from a Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Health Award provided for educational programming at the site, and hiring part-time garden manager Peggy Dayes, who not only ensures the vegetables are thriving, but is also available during open garden hours to answer questions about gardening.