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Photo Gallery: Tolland's First Harvest Garden in Bloom

The Tolland Senior Center is already enjoying produce from the new garden.

The First Harvest Community Garden  at the is off to a great start this growing season!

Produce from the garden, which is tended to by members of the , is already being used for lunches at the senior center.

A wide variety of plants, such as beets, scallions, kale, spinach, snow peas, squash and tomatoes are thriving at the plot, which .

"We're pretty pleased with where the garden is going," said UCC member Linda Suess, a co-chair of the First Harvest Community Garden Committee.

She said that most of the produce is growing well, although rabbits and deer have taken a bite out of the garden already.

"I went over there the other day, and a whole head of lettuce was gone," she said. The garden committee welcomes any fencing from residents who might wish to donate to the garden.

The garden's produce is used for the senior center lunches and also contributes to the Tolland Food Bank, Suess said. Those church members who tend to the garden also take produce home to enjoy.

Anyone wishing to volunteer their time or expertise to the First Harvest Community Garden can contact the office at the .

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