Consider volunteering at the Giving Garden this season

The Middlefield-Durham Giving Garden will be officially opening the 2023 growing season Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. with an event to honor the three local Eagle Scouts whose projects have enriched the garden over the last several years. There will also be a free seed swap and distribution.

The earliest Eagle Scout project was the construction of four raised beds and two picnic tables by Nathan Strang, which have been very well used. Two more recent projects include a seed cabinet constructed by Logan Watts and a sink/produce washing station built under the direction of Sully McCoy.

Local volunteers have been working to prepare the garden, located behind the Middlefield Community Center, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday work opportunities will begin April 29.

Anyone who is interested in helping supply free, fresh organic produce to senior and social service programs in Durham and Middlefield, or who would like to learn more about organic gardening, is welcome to come on either of those days for as much time as you’d like. All volunteers are welcomed and appreciated.

Hard rain cancels work days.

For further information, contact Betsy St. John at 860-807-5242 or Jen Huddleston at 860-716-0464. 


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