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a lot of planning,
planting, and construction
on the Sventh Street Community Garden, Bank Street Neighborhood
Association President Natalie Melo invited people on August 8, 2016 to see
the garden looks now that the plants are beginning to yield their crops.
Sandy Peckham of the Citizens
for Citizens Head Start Program on Maple Street and Neighborhood
Association Treasurer Odete Costa joined Natalie as she looked over what
was growing in the eight three foot by twelve foot raised beds in the
newly designated gardening space. Each
is equipped with automatic sprinklers set on a timer so no one has to be
there to water the plants ans the beds are beginning to overflow with
vegetables, including cherry tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers and
eggplant, all of which gets donated either to the groups who work on the
garden or to various food banks in the City. “It’s everything I always
wanted,” stated Bank Street Neighborhood Association President, “and
more!” she added.
(Top row) A variety of vegetables are growing very well in the raised beds, including a huge cabbage and lots of kale where they were planted by the Salvation Army, the Espirito Santos School and the Greater Fall River Re-Creation Youth Outreach Team. (Middle row) Sandy Peckham of the Citizens for Citizens Head Start Program on Maple Street, Bank Street Neighborhood Association Treasurer Odete Costa, and President Natalie Melo pose for a photo and talk about a classroom pergola that will be constructed to the left of the tractor behind them. (Bottom row) Two types of lettuce grow in two raised beds placed on pavement specifically for people who use wheelchairs.
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