(Editor's Note: Below is an announcement for the opening of a new community garden in downtown Chappaqua. The site is on North Greeley Avenue, adjacent to the building).
Chappaqua Community Garden Grand Opening Celebration
This Community Garden is a project of InterGenerate and will be holding their second annual opening day celebration. Members of the garden will be thanking the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Chappaqua Paint & Hardware for their generous donations to the project. Chappaqua Town Board and the town’s Sustainability Advisory Board members have also been invited.
Too many people in Northern Westchester don’t have enough access to fresh food. InterGenerate, a local non-profit, seeks to address this problem by starting community projects such as gardens and chicken co-ops that bring people together and give them opportunities to have their own fresh food as well as to grow some for folks in need.
This project is designed to generate food security and encourage community building along with providing delicious fresh vegetables for its members. In addition to the 22 plots that are being cultivated, several plots are gardened communally as Giving Gardens and the produce is donated to food pantries in Northern Westchester. Every member not only maintains their own plot, but serves the common good by volunterring some time in the communal garden or on the one of the related garden sub-comittees.