Established in 2010, Averill Woods hopes to do the following:
- Create/enhance a sense of community among resident gardeners, their families, teachers, students;
- Promote educational opportunities for students gardening with their teachers;
- Provide gardening space for neighbors whose yards are now too shady with tree maturation;
- Provide garden space for families of children who attend the school;
- Prevent crime through environmental design: bringing more adults, watchful eyes, and positive activities to the school over the summer.