FANS’ latest project was promoting gardening as a hobby and a science learning opportunity. Members of the FANs of Ballston Spa organization, the Milton Grange, community participants (including volunteer landscape architects) and the Ballston Spa Middle/High Schools joined together and develop a successful community garden. The garden offered a wonderful opportunity for residents of all ages to become involved in an activity with many benefits. Lots of students, teachers and residents enjoyed the space! It is hoped the Community Garden(s) will help promote healthy eating. Additionally, a portion of the produce is going to local food pantries.

Click here to view photos from our June 2nd build.

FANS would like to thank the following sponsors of our Community Garden:

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Stewart’s, Village of Ballston Spa, Ballston Spa National Bank, ESMI of NY, Kerry and Sergio Mendez, Heritage Construction, Spa Veterinary Clinic, Langan Audi, Green Conscience, Iron Roost, Streever Insurance (Rick Connors), Champagne Construction

Also, a special thanks to our volunteers and grounds support: Jessy and Mike Marquard, Ballston Spa Central Schools, Brookside Nursery, Town of Ballston and the many friends and families who helped with the building of the beds.

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    If you would like to join FANS in their latest project and help them plant a Community Garden for Ballston Spa, kindly CLICK HERE and let us know. We'll be happy to hear from you!
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    Donations of time, talent, tools, materials and/or treasure are ALL greatly appreciated. If you have something you'd like to offer, please CLICK HERE to contact FANS.

It is our hope the Community Garden will interest both the young and old in the community and become an intergenerational project.

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    Landscape architects Jesse and Mike Marquard volunteered to design the community garden, which was envisioned as a network of raised beds.

    The layout included borders to section it off from the campus’ lawn, as well as a water source and a composting area.

    Among those wielding trowels were Ballston Spa high school and middle school students, members of the group Friends and Neighbors (FANs) of Ballston Spa, the Milton Grange, volunteer landscape architects and community participants.

    Kids' Creekside Village -- located in Kelley Park on Ralph Street -- is the first project FANS tackled as a newly formed organization. After several years of careful planning and fundraising, the new playground celebrated its Grand Opening in the spring of 2008. CLICK HERE.to learn more about this project.

  • 2013 Community Garden