Generations unite to plant ‘Garden of Eatin’’

The North Haven Garden Club’s Junior Garden Club met for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, May 21.

JGC co-chairs Dianna Ramadei, Maria Yankura and myself, with help from garden club members Lee Fermo, Mini Kumar and Carmen Sealy and the seven kids in the junior program -- Andrew Collins, Natalia Collins, Clarissa Kumar, Vincent Ramiscal, James Kim, Regina Kim and Eric Soder -- planted two gardens at the United Faith Methodist Church – the “Garden of Eatin.”

We accomplished much in a short amount of time.

Prior to the kids joining in on all the fun, members of the North Haven Garden Club arrived at 7:30 a.m. to re-weed the two garden beds, and add mulch and soil to the raised bed.

Members of the Junior Garden Club arrived at 9 a.m. with water jugs in hand. Holes were drilled into the tops of gallon jugs so each JGC kid could water plants with no assistance.

Garden 1 was planted with plum and grape tomatoes, kale, romaine lettuce, spring-beans, peas, eggplant, parsley, basil and rosemary. Marigolds were planted around the garden edge.

In Garden 2, the kids planted green, red and banana peppers, kale, cucumbers, Big Boy tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash. Marigolds were added to this garden edge as well.

“Garden of Eatin” plots are available to rent. If you are interested in growing your own garden, contact United Faith Methodist Church. And don't forget to check out The North Haven Garden Club on Facebook for lots of useful and entertaining information.

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