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Gardening Resources for the Monadnock Region



Monadnock Grows Together is a free local resource for gardeners and small-scale urban farmers looking for advice, information, and support. Workshops and events provide a place to connect with other like-minded growers.



As part of this project, local growers in Keene, NH and surrounding towns gain access to valuable gardening resources such as:


  • 1-on-1 technical assistance from our Urban Ag & Gardens Coordinator, Rachel Brice

  • Free gardening workshops through the remainder of 2019

  • A Garden Tool Lending program at the Keene Public Library Makerspace

  • Free seeds and seed saving resources at Keene Public Library




Take advantage of free gardening workshops with Monadnock Grows Together!

For more information on each of our workshops, including links to register, visit our Program & Events Page
(Event are also listed on the CCCD Google Calendar, available on our Program & Events Page)

Meet our Urban Ag & Gardens Coordinator!

Rachel Brice is a current Environmental Studies Doctoral student at Antioch University New England; she relocated to the Monadnock region from Austin, TX. Rachel has more than ten year of experience as an environmental educator in a wide variety of educational settings, from outdoors to the classroom full-time, working with youth grades K-12, as well as adults. She serves as Cheshire County's Urban Ag & Gardens Coordinator, and works as the Garden Educator for the C&S Workplace Organic Gardens Project, both of which are a great fit with her small-scale organic growing and permaculture design experience. Rachel's interests intersect with food systems/food justice, environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, community work, organizational leadership, and program planning/design and evaluation.

Rachel is available to answer questions, provide 1-on-1 technical assistance, and will even come out and visit you and your garden to provide advice!

Reach out to Rachel via email:

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Check out Garden Tools from the Tool Lending Library!


Visit the Kingsbury Makerspace at the Keene Public Library to check out any of our garden tools for 1 week intervals! Free of charge & no library card needed to participate!


Click any of the images below to learn more information about each garden tool.

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Monadnock Grows Together

Thank you to our partners & funders!


Monadnock Grows Together is funded by the Urban Agriculture Conservation grant Initative. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) established the Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative in 2016 to help conservation districts and their partners provide much-needed technical assistance for agricultural conservation in developed or predominantly developing areas. Since July of 2016, NACD and NRCS have awarded three rounds of grants, totaling $4 million to 81 conservation district projects across 34 states.

The CCCD is working in partnership with Antioch University New England's Community Garden Connections (CGC), the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), and the Keene Public Library within the city of Keene, NH to offer technical assistance, education, and gardening equipment to small-scale urban farmers and gardeners for growing their production capacity while conserving natural resources such as soil health, water quality, and pollinator habitat.

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