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The Charlestown Community Garden, a non-profit organization which provides over 4000 lbs of fresh organic vegetables to local food pantries and soup kitchens, is in need of volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings from 9 to noon. Garden volunteers perform basic gardening functions such as planting, weeding and harvesting. No prior gardening experience is required. The garden is located in Ninigret Park next to the Charlestown Senior Center. Contact Steve at or call 1-401-377-8069 EXT 7 for more information.

Pounds of Produce Harvested

Pounds of Top Harvested Produce 2012-2017

Pounds of Produce Distributed 2012-2017

Charlestown Community Garden

  • Is an all volunteer garden to help provide a sustainable solution to hunger in the local area
  • 15,780 pounds of vegetables has been harvested and distributed to local nonprofits in since 2012.
  • Support provided to:
    • Jonnycake Center of Westerly
    • WARM Shelter
    • Charlestown Senior Center
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
    • Other South County food pantries

Your Financial Support Helps Us

  • It costs approximately $3000 to maintain the garden
  • Annual needs include:
    • Mulch/Compost
    • Seeds
    • Plants
    • Purchase/Maintenance of garden tools
    • Administrative supplies
    • Expand/maintain drip irrigation system
  • Maintain fencing

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Tax-deductible donations can also be made via check to:

Jonnycake Center of Westerly, Inc.
P.O. Box 273, 23 Industrial Drive,Westerly, RI 02891

On the memo be sure to write
Charlestown Community Garden

Thank you for your donation!

Our Volunteers

  • Laugh, learn, share and have lots of fun
  • Range from 4 to 84 years old
  • Are both male and female
  • Are employed, unemployed, or retired
  • May have back problems
  • May be disabled
  • Have a variety of skills to contribute
  • Volunteer once a week, once a year, or every chance they get
  • May never get their hands dirty
  • Have never gardened or always gardened

Volunteers are Needed For

  • Garden Maintenance
    • Soil preparation
    • Planting
    • Harvesting
    • Produce distribution
  • Fund Raising
  • Financial Administration
  • Publicity