Productive year for youth gardening group

Productive year for youth gardening group

Last year the Kensington Garden Club created a committee to help promote gardening to local youth.

Among other activities this past season, under the guidance of Youth Gardening Chair Cyndi Mckinnon, Girl Scout Troop 66148 planted various vegetables and flowers in a Berlin Community Plot sponsored by the club. Together they learned about planting, weeding, tending to the plants and also some things to avoid to be successful.

Pumpkin plants that were started from seed by Mckinnon and club President Paula Archacki were donated to the troop to nurture. The troop was successful in its efforts and won a first and third prize at the Berlin Fair.

Other pumpkins were carved out and decorated by the Girl Scouts to create a beautiful centerpiece that was used to decorate the refreshment table at the Oct. 17 club meeting.

To get involved with Kensington Garden Club, contact the group through its website,, or its Facebook page.

The club’s next fundraiser, a Christmas Boutique, will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

-- Press Release