Malden’s First Community Garden Built Along the Trail
An old abandoned railroad line cutting an industrial swath through Malden is starting to blossom into a vibrant greenway now that the Northern Strand Trail (aka: Bike to the Sea trail) is built and the first offshoot of that – a community garden – has been established.
The idea for the community garden came from Ward 5 City Councilor Barbara Murphy and was built by the city in conjunction with Bike to the Sea Inc. and Groundwork Somerville, a non-profit dedicated to working with youth to help improve the environment and at the same time the social well-being of the community.
The garden at the intersection of the newly paved trail and Railroad Avenue will have 25 planting beds that Malden residents can adopt for just $20 per year. Community gardeners buy their own plants or seeds but water is provided by the city and some hand tools are kept on site.
More information about renting a garden bed can be obtained by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.