One Tiny Seed of Thought Germinates…

…and grows a crop of ideas. On May 13th 2010, Keller Williams Syracuse agents spearheaded by our own Team Member Jenn LaGraffe, friends, family and associates built and planted a community garden and pumpkin patch at Westmoreland Park.

This initiative is one of the projects that our local KW office undertook for RED DAY 2010. The City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation generously offered assistance by providing a space for the garden, as well as materials.

This project will RENEW the community by transforming an unused urban meadow into a vibrant green space and ENERGIZE the community by uniting members in a common goal. Keller Williams Syracuse, the Parks and Recreation Department, and many friends DONATED time, effort, materials and hearts to make this project a success.

Now that the garden and pumpkin patch have been planted… the children who use Westmoreland Park have taken over. Working closely with park supervisors Diane Hunt and Jason Howard, they are learning to care for the garden.

What started out as a basic concept, building the garden, evolved into a project that will continue through the summer and into the fall.

The city has providing a rain barrel to water the garden, and the children have learned about reclaiming our rain water.

The growing of fresh vegetables will be integrated into a preexisting program about nutrition, the children are learning about local commerce by having the opportunity to sell excess crops at the farmer’s market on Lexington, and they will experience the joy and satisfaction of carving pumpkins that they grew themselves.

Congratulations kids and all the amazing volunteers who made this project possible. Visit the Westmoreland Park Community Garden Initiative to learn more.

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