Community Garden planned
Bolton Landing will soon have a community garden, thanks to many dedicated residents who have worked on developing one.
The garden will be at the Conservation Park and consist of 24 raised beds.
Ted and Jane Caldwell are donating the lumber and labor. Tom Roepe is assisting in the construction of them. Sam Caldwell is providing a shed to store tools. Jane and Ted are planning to install a deer-proof fence that they designed along with other volunteers.
Bill Campbell is working on a solar pump for water. Barry Kincaid has already invested an enormous amount of time and labor on the property at the Conservation Park and he has cleared the site for the garden. Ida Barlow and Barbara Drake are master gardeners and have all sorts of resources through Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The committee overseeing this project include Janet Escott, Ida Barlow, Barbara Drake, Bill Campbell, Laura Saffer, Trudy Rope and Jane Caldwell.
Bert Weber hired by Cooperative Extension as a resource to all area community gardens conducted a presentation for the first Bolton garden meeting in April. His talk highlighted the need and the growing number of community gardens across the country. Bolton's garden program will include a roadside vegetable stand to offer, free of charge, excess produce to local residents.
This idea was inspired by a tradition that Tom Curry started many years ago at his residence. Sally Defty is coordinating the effort to encourage area churches to participate and Deb Gaddy has hopes of involving Bolton Central students.
Community work day slated
A community work day has been scheduled for Sunday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bolton Conservation Park
The tasks at the event - complete with a pig roast, live music, a bonfire and great socializing -will include work on clearing a nature trail and developing a community garden.