Gore Street Community Garden
The Mission Hill Health Movement has responded to community demands in 2016 for a Community Garden at 6-8 Gore Street. Since it was designated tentative developer in June 2018, the MHHM has been refining the initial plan in order to become the property owner in June 2019. It wants to update abutters about the project.
The vision for the Gore St Community Garden is to make a true community space that includes:
The garden will also have required open hours during certain daytimes which will allow people a place to sit outside.
In order to move ahead in being made official owner of the lot, the MHHM has developed a 2-phase plan that includes a low-cost phase 1 and a more developed phase 2. These plans are enclosed.
The Phase 1 plan on the left would be installed within 2 months of property transfer from the City of Boston. It gets the basic infra-structure in place to provide the required wheelchair accessibility to plots and to install raised beds. The landscape designer is getting construction beds for this phase. The estimated cost of the project is currently $21,715. The MHHM has in hand $7,500 which means it must raise $14,215 in cash or in-kind services by the end of May 2019. Please donate to this important neighborhood project.
Phase 2 is targeted for completion by the beginning of the growing season in 2021. The estimated cost of Phase 2 will be completed by the end of March. Originally, the community was interested in having fruit trees along the Gore St fence. The old building foundations at that location may prevent this; so, the Phase 2 plan shows berry bushes instead and more vegetation in the shady area of the lot.
Water to the 6-8 Gore Street Community Garden will initially be a challenge. The MHHM plans to coordinate the installation of a permanent water supply to the Garden with Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s replacement of the water main on Gore St. Until then, it hopes to work with an abutter to use its water connection on a fee basis.
If you want to be on the 6-8 Gore Street Garden email list, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about 6-8 Gore Street Community Garden or want to make a donation, Please email or call the Mission Hill health Movement at 617-427-6919.
The next meeting of the 6-8 Gore Street Community Garden Committee is Saturday March 9 at 10 am at the MHHM office 1534 Tremont St.