Nahanton Park Proposal
April 2012 Update:
The City of Newton has decided to expand the community garden program in Nahanton Park to include the area that NCF was interested in farming. As a result, NCF will continue to look elsewhere for additional space to expand farm operations. We welcome ideas from our friends and supporters. Please send your ideas and suggestions to email@example.com
For more information about Newton’s community gardening program, click here.
In April 2011, Newton Community Farm submitted a proposal to the City of Newton to expand our farm operations into Nahanton Park (click here to download a .pdf of the original proposal).
In response , the City of Newton Parks and Recreation Department formed a committee and hired Massachusetts Audubon’s Ecological Extension Service to do a natural-resources inventory and management plan for Nahanton Park. The committee overseeing this effort included representatives from Newton Conservators, Friends of Nahanton Park, and Newton Community Farm.
In October, 2011, Mass Audubon formally issued their report entitled Natural Resources Inventory and Management Plan for Nahanton Park.
For more information about the process, click here to read a summary provided by Newton Conservators.