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February 20, 2015
Contact: Councilwoman Christine P. Scalera
Flanders Community Garden Looks To Kick Off 2015 Season
Seeks Support from Local Businesses and Community
In 2014, Councilwoman Christine Scalera spearheaded a community garden initiative at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders and we are hard at work to kick off the 2015 season this spring! The community garden promotes healthier eating habits, a sense of community, and environmental awareness.
“One of my goals with this project was to integrate the community garden into the town's parks, youth, and senior services programs, with an eye toward promoting intergenerational activity, with the garden as a focal point,” said Scalera, “last year we accomplished that goal and produced over 300 pounds of vegetables and herbs which we donated to a local food pantry.” The remainder of the season’s harvest went to the community garden volunteers and the senior services and youth programs at the David W. Crohan Center.
This year the garden members hope to double their efforts and perhaps donate a portion of the harvest to additional pantries. In order to reach this goal the garden members are actively reaching out to local businesses and the community for sponsorships to help with this year’s growing season. Some of the items on their wish list include gardening supplies, plants, seeds, fertilizers, soils, mulch, etc. To date the garden has received support from Colorful Gardens and Hampton Dry Goods.
For more information about the Flanders community garden, please contact Councilwoman Scalera at 631-287-5745 or if you would like to make a contribution please contact community garden leader Steven Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 631-846-1212.