Boonsboro Community Garden



���� A community garden brings together a group of people to garden in the same location, encourages a healthy lifestyle, and builds connections among town residents. The Boonsboro Environmental Commission (BEC) proposed to construct a garden in the Spring of 2022 and pursued grant funding for infrastructure costs after receiving approval from the Town's Mayor and Council. Construction including fencing, sheds, and gravel paths is beginning Spring 2023. The community garden will be located in a currently unused open space in the new area of Shafer Park and will complement future plans for the proposed extension of Shafer Drive. Existing sports fields will not be disrupted. Based on feedback from Town residents in summer 2022 (see right-side column), a community garden will be a valued community asset. Town residents have volunteered to form a garden management team. A priority focus of the Boonsboro Community Garden in Shafer Park is to provide accessible gardening options for all ages and abilities, so that we can truly bring our residents together as a community. (read more - link to informational handout.pdf) 


  • Secure Fencing
  • Greenhouse and Toolshed
  • Onsite water source
  • 4 wheelchair accessible raised beds (96”L x 48”W)
  • 8 standard metal raised beds (50”L x 36”W x 30”H)
  • 16 large inground beds (12x14 ft)
  • 8 small inground beds  (8x6 ft)
  • Pollinator Garden
  • Benches and Picnic Tables

Community Support

The Town of Boonsboro and the BEC would like to thank the following community members for their contributions to the Shafer Park Community Garden.

  • Nora Roberts Foundation - Grant Funding
  • William Duus, Life Scout - Greenhouse Eagle Scout Project 2023
  • Grant Hausler, Life Scout - 4 wheelchair accessible raised bed with irrigation and drainage system Eagle Scout Project 2023