The mission of Gate City Community Gardens is to foster social engagement, public wellness, safer neighborhoods, and environmental stewardship in the city of Nashua through community gardening and educational programming.
Gate City Community Gardens (GCCG) was established in 2013, after discussions during Visualize Nashua meetings about the need for more community garden opportunities for residents in the City of Nashua. A group of like-minded folks met almost weekly for months to discuss the building of a community garden in the downtown area. After identifying several locations for a future community garden, GCCG was granted permission from the City to begin the process of building the Heritage Rail Trail Community Garden.
GCCG also supports the community through educational events such as workshops at the garden, the “That’s a Mighty Fine Garden!” program, and the foraging garden built in 2015. Future plans include expanding the Heritage Rail Trail Community Garden and a community wide seed swap.
GCCG is a New Hampshire non-profit and is a 100% volunteer run organization and relies on grants and private donations and fundraising to support their work