Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fall Update and Great News!

Branford Community Gardens Celebrates a Successful First Growing Season with a Grant from AT&T!
AT&T has generously donated $5000 to the Branford Community Gardens. Thanks to the efforts of Lonnie Reed, CT representative for the 102nd district, and Bill Turner, of AT&T’s External and Legislative Affairs Office, the gardeners can pay for deer fencing and gardening supplies, and can now look forward to a second season!
After a successful first year, the gardeners are preparing their plots for the winter. The gardens were started less than a year ago to promote locally grown, organic food. There are twenty-two garden plots open to Branford residents. The produce from one 20’ x 20’ plot is donated to families in need in Branford, and is maintained by volunteers. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, many varieties of lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, broccoli, beans, carrots, several varieties of squash, chard, herbs and more were donated throughout the season.
We can't wait for the planting 2010 season!
Connie Drysdale,
President, BCG, Inc.