S: InterGenerate Community Garden At Marsh Sanctuary: A Rusticus Fund Project
FC: Our Community Garden
1: InterGenerate Community Garden at Marsh Sanctuary: A Rusticus Fund Project Rusticus is pleased to have supported the successful creation of a new community garden in Mt. Kisco, managed by InterGenerate on Marsh Sanctuary land and funded by Rusticus Garden Club. A partnership between different organizations who share a common goal is what made this beautiful garden possible. We would like the thank all of the members of Rusticus Garden Club for their generosity over the years. You made the grant possible. Thanks are due to the members of the Rusticus Fund Review Committee who devoted long hours to the review of our applications and selection of the award recipient: Cathy Biddle, Amy Cilmi, Terry Feldman, Sascha Greenberg, Kathy Moreau, Leslie Needham, Kathy Sheppard and Leslie Robinson. And many thanks to Sarah and Lily Robinson for their help in creating this record of our community garden's first year.
2: 2010 Time-line January: Rusticus received 12 grant applications February: Review committee visited sites March: $20,000 Grant awarded to InterGenerate April: Construction begins May: Opening Day with 90 plots and communal space June: Hilltop Hanover runs workshops for gardeners July: Boys and Girls Club camp begins August: First Harvest Supper September: Approved as Master Gardener site October: Harvest tallied: 500 pounds donated to food pantry November: Cleanup day December: 95% of gardeners renew their plots
4: Construction Begins!
6: Opening Day Building Plots
10: " Rusticus is proud to support the first community garden of this scale in our area" ~ Kathy Moreau, Past President
12: The Boys and Girls Club Camp Begins!
14: Time to Feast Our first Harvest Dinner!
16: Enjoying hot Summer days in the garden
18: " The garden brings us one step closer to building an integrated community around environmental sustainability through local resourcing and gives us a space to teach and learn how to grow our own food, thereby creating greater food security. We are very, very grateful to Rusticus for their overwhelming generosity and show of support," ~ Peggy Clarke, Co-founder of InterGenerate
19: Clean-Up Day