Master Gardner Community Garden

Several of our 2021 Master Gardener interns from Litchfield County worked on community gardens that helped provide not only food, but veggie gardenmuch needed outdoor learning environments.  Rebekah Chestna spearheaded the creation of an outdoor classroom garden in Watertown, CT that donated over 200 pounds of food to the Watertown Food Bank. Carolyn Morin worked with 2014 Master Gardener, Mary Guilfoile, and Litchfield County Master Gardener program coordinator, Michelle Winkler, to help improve upon a food pantry garden started in 2020.  Carolyn helped build support structures for peas, beans, and tomatoes providing for better air circulation around the plants and easier harvesting. Produce was donated to Friendly Hands Food Bank in Torrington. Rebecca Kowalski designed a pollinator garden to be used as an outdoor classroom at Goshen Center School.