The Monson Community Garden

original painting by Elaine Carlin

The website for the Monson Community Garden is moving; this site will remain available until the transition is complete. The new website can be found at

General Information

About the Monson Community Garden
Established 2011, just in time for the tornado and Snowtober. Founder, and guide through its formative years, was David Ramsey. Parking is at 33 Ely Rd, Monson MA.
News and Announcements
  • Website is moving. Fellow gardener Lucy Shrenker will be taking over as webmaster and establishing a new website.
Application Form
Here, for reference, is the application form for the 2017 season, to be downloaded and printed, then filled out, signed and mailed with a check.
Information and General Guidelines
These are the rules you're agreeing to follow when you sign your application, revised for 2017.
Plot Assignment Map
This is the plot layout for 2017 as a hand-drawn map by Dave Ramsey. Note that North is down, so you're looking at the garden as if you were standing at the parking lot.
Upcoming events: Garden Cleanout Oct 7–9, followed by a coupla days of roto-tilling, cover-crop sowing and generally prepping the Garden for winter.

Facilities and Equipment

toilet Porta-potty
We're lucky; not every community garden has this. There are, of course, alternatives once your crops are tall enough.
water Irrigation System
Again, we're lucky. For one, we have water on tap. For two, we deliver that water directly to the garden, with a faucet at the corner of every four plots.
Storage Shed
We have a lockable shed filled with gardening tools. Every gardener gets a key for the season.
A 4-cycle Mantis tiller is in the shed for everyone's use. Lessons are available from Dave or other fellow gardeners. Easy to operate and a huge help in preparing your beds as well as weeding your paths.
We now own a vintage Ingersoll tractor with attachments for mowing, cultivating, rolling and spreading. Volunteers are always welcome at the start and close of the season!


Have extra stuff to share? We'll announce it here!


Photos, artwork, albums. Please contribute your own, in whatever format you can, and we'll make it work.


Instructions for anything garden-related. Please contribute yours!


Please contribute your own, in whatever format you can (paper is fine, too).

About this website

It started with an email announcement, which mostly still applies. Comments and contributed content welcome.

Contact Ted Ruegsegger with comments, questions, contributions: