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Thank you to everyone who came out to support our community on Tuesday evening!

Our teacher, Agnes, who is a gardener at Sycamore Community Garden and a refugee from Sierra Leone, taught our first class of the 2019 season. Agnes is a mom of four who joined our Concord community in 2007.

Together, in the kitchen, we made FOO FOO (a dough made from boiled cassava, used as a staple food in parts of western and central Africa), an okra dish, a cassava leaf dish with meat and a spicy sauce.

And a big thank you to Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord for hosting the event, to our volunteers, and organizers.

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

We received great news last month! Sycamore Community Garden has received a grant of $2,975 from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

This grant will help us expand our fundraising opportunities and better engage gardeners in the operation of the garden.

About the New England Grassroots Environment Fund

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grant making program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to more than 2,000 community groups and initiatives covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns. For more

information, please visit or call 603-905-9915.

A big thank you to the staff and students at PSU! On September 28, the group volunteered at the gardens helping clean up garden plots before the end of season.

The students had a wonderful time, and would have happily worked more. A couple even said, as we were leaving, "I wish we could do this more often!"

PSU Service Day

Each year, PSU encourages students to get off campus, work with a local partner, and provide free energy, labor and service to the community. We are grateful and honored that SCG was chosen this year!

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Thank you to professors Laura Tilghman & Whitney Howarth for organizing the event!

Whitney Howarth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Laura Tilghman

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Ghana Shyam, our Garden Manager, speaking to the group.


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