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Help us Get Growing on the Wild Side

Developing a Community Garden for You and Wildlife

Introduction | Volunteer Positions Available | Time Line | Wish List | Thank You!

A photo of a flower with a bee on it
Courtesy of Rachel Stevens

Help create and care for an educational community garden on the shores of Great Bay. We are in the early stages of developing a backyard wildlife gardening demonstration area. We plan to share ideas about how to enjoy a low maintenance beautiful backyard while providing shelter, food, and water for wildlife too. Other green tips such as using a rain barrel and creating "no mow lawns" will also be part of this new community backyard.

This fun and high profile project is located in Stratham next to Chapman's Landing boat launch on the Squamscott River. The property already hosts a wildlife viewing platform that overlooks salt marsh and an osprey nest that has raised young each year since 1993. We are literally growing from the ground up and would like to get our team of "Wild Side Gardeners" involved in this project at its earliest stages. There will be designs to be chosen, work days to take place, planting parties, watering needed, tours to be given, and so much more as we develop what we hope will soon become a treasured community resource.

Get involved in this project… from the ground up!

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department