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The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.

Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.

Updates for 2024 - The Garden will have a couple of upgrades before the 2024 growing season.  
-Fall of 2023 - The state toxicologist revealed there is very little trace of PFOA's & PFAS in the samples of grown vegetables taken in the fall of 2022.  
-2023 - New filter installed on well pump to filter out all PFOA and PFAS.
-2024 - Metal mesh fence to surround the bottom of the garden fence to help keep rabbits out.  
-2024 - No price increase for 2024 gardening season.  

Schedule for 2024

January 2-January 31         
Gardeners that had a plot in 2022 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done online with the code or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation. 

February 1-29
Beginning Feb 1, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/1/24.

Returning members will be automatically given the same plot as last season. If you would like to switch plots, please email the Garden Committee at 

To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners"

Guidelines and Operating Principles
Please refer to the SDCG Gardener Guidelines, found in "Links and Forms"

The Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) can be contacted at

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2024 Community Garden Plot 
18y - 99y N/A SuMTuWThFSa  04/20/2024 - 12/22/2024
06:00 AM - 08:30 PM

Joshua's Park
$55.00 R, $70.00 NR
4 seat(s) available
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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