The latest North 40 trail walk and related community garden tour proved to be a big draw on Saturday morning, with 67 walkers taking the trek and more than 100 people passing through the gardens, where lemonade was for sale and strawberry plants were free for the talking. A similar walk and tour was held in August.
The North 40 property includes about 46 acres along Weston Road and near Morses Pond. The events were designed to better familiarize locals with the property that Wellesley College is looking to sell off in order to fund a big campus expansion (the college has invited neighbors to get an update on Sept. 18 at 7pm at Alumnae Hall).
More than 200 people have taken advantage of several guided North 40 walks organized by the Wellesley Trails Committee since June (the next guided North 40 walk takes place Oct. 18, 9-10am).
The gardeners showing off their plots are thankful that Wellesley College has provided use of the land for community gardening and are hoping to sustain their plots or at least have them relocated in town.
Michael Tobin, one of the Weston Road Community Gardens tour organizers, said: “Many people commented that they drive by often but had never stopped in see the gardens or walk the trails.”
(Thanks to Michael Tobin for sending photos.)
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