THIS SUNDAY: Chappaqua Community Garden Second Season Kickoff Meeting
February 10, 2012
by Suzi Novak
Many of us in Chappaqua would like to try vegetable gardening, but have been daunted by too much shade or too many deer. The solution? A community garden, made possible by the generosity of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the leadership of InterGenerate, a local non-profit established to give more people access to fresh, healthy food. We are kicking off the 2012 season with a meeting and workshop on starting seeds indoors on Sunday, February 12 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the Children’s Program Room in the Chappaqua Library.
The Ambulance Corps permitted InterGenerate to build a fenced-in garden on their property; there are 22 beds that can be rented for $50 per season, which runs from April through October. To make sure that even people in need can get fresh food, there is a dedicated Giving Garden with four beds tended by Girl Scout troop 2747.
Suzi Novak is a board member of InterGenerate. Since retiring from her teaching career at Horace Greeley she has become passionate about the environment. She speaks about sustainable food and helps establish community gardens. Suzi is the co-coordinator of gardens in Chappaqua at the Volunteer Ambulance Corps and in Mt. Kisco at the Marsh Sanctuary.