Location, Size and Design
The garden is located in Arlington, Massachusetts, near the southern corner of Robbins Farm Park, on the gentle slope below the playground. The garden is 36′ x 72′ and is accessible from Eastern Avenue via a stone dust pathway.
The garden design provides for everything to be within reach for planting, weeding and harvesting. It also allows easy viewing of the garden beds from outside the fence. The garden is meant to be welcoming for visitors, allowing comfortable access for many people, and providing clear signage to identify the crops.
Robbins Farm Garden is a resource for teaching both children and adults about growing your own food and working together as a community through:
- Weekly access during regular gardening hours for answering questions and sharing information.
- Online journal, crops list, and photos chronicling our progress and activities through the season.
- Coordination with seasonal activities of the Friends of Robbins Farm Park, such as Field Day, Clean-up days, concerts and movie nights.
- Cooperation with Arlington’s many related activities and groups, such as Town Day, the Arlington EcoFest, the Arlington Historical Society, the Brackett School Green Initiatives Group, the Mystic Charles Pollinator Pathways Group, the Arlington Garden Club and the Menotomy Gardeners email list.
- Bibliography of Garden Books for Kids.