The Woburn Community Gardens are located in the Horn Pond Conservation Area and are sponsored by the Woburn Conservation Commission. There are about 100 garden plots. Each plot is 27′ x 27′, most are within 50 feet of a water spigot.
Registration and residency are required. Applicants must be willing to commit to caring for and maintaining an assigned garden plot for a minimum of five hours a week. Individuals under the age of 18, must have an adult cosign their application. Individuals who do not comply with garden rules risk having to forfeit their garden privileges, may lose their garden plot for the season and/or may become disqualified from future participation in the program. The annual fee is set prior to the opening of the gardens for the season. The fee must be paid at the time of registration. Preference is given to eligible gardeners who had a plot during the previous season, to allow them the opportunity to retain the same garden plot. All registered gardeners will be given a copy of the Rules and Regulations for the season. The Community Gardens are closed in the off-season.
Conservation Commission members Gerry Lohnes and Jim Juliano are the volunteer co-coordinators who oversee the program on behalf of the Commission. They set the dates of the opening of the gardens after the spring rototill work has taken place. The opening date may vary from one season to the next due to late winter / early spring weather and site conditions. The co-coordinators stake out the garden plots after the rototill work is complete, and schedule initial registration dates accordingly. They report directly to the Commission and act as a liaison between the gardeners and the Commission. The Conservation Commission is grateful to Commissioners Lohnes and Juliano for their service and dedication to the Community Gardens Program.
For general information on what allowed and what is prohibited at the gardens, see the General Rules. Registered gardeners will receive a copy of the Rules and Regulations for the garden season.