Common Good Garden in the works

Common Good Garden in the works


Coginchaug Area Transition is holding a guided tour of Kalmia Gardens on Route 147, followed by a discussion of a plan to organize a Common Good Garden on Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.

A Common Good Garden is a garden specifically planted and tended by volunteers in order to supply fresh and healthy (no chemicals) produce to those who may not have ready access to it.

Usually Common Good gardens are hosted by churches or other houses of worship, but in this case, CAT’s aim is to use land behind the Middlefield Community Center (if approved by the Board of Selectmen) and assemble a group of volunteers from local churches, organizations, individuals and through the CAT network of friends and supporters.

We would like to have the garden operational by the summer of 2019, and we would also like it to serve as an educational resource where children, or anyone else, could come and learn about gardening.

Whoever is interested in this program is most welcome to come, and bring a friend or two. Bring a sandwich if you’d like. Drinks and dessert provided by CAT.

Besides the discussion of CAT’s Common Good Garden plan, the evening will include a tour of Tim Gastler’s fabulous and productive Kalmia Gardens.

For more information, call Betsy St. John (860-349-9174), Judy Moeckel (860-280-7638), Jen Huddleston or Sue VanDerzee (860-349-0777).

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