Fran and I moved to Tolland over 30 years ago. We raised our family here, and now both of us are retired and spend much of our time volunteering in a number of clubs and organizations in town. I will be creating a blog beginning this September that will be primarily dedicated to a project of recording the oral history of Tolland. But more on that later.
Today, the reason I am beginning my blog early is something new and wonderful is happening in Tolland that we felt you need to know now. Fran is an active member of the Tolland Garden Paths who will be working with the Tolland Recreation Department to develop a Youth Garden at Crandall's Park.
The following article was written by Sandie Benjamin and gives a brief description of what is to happen in the next few months. It is our hope that children and other groups in Tolland will become involved in this project.
A Youth Garden Begins in Tolland
Take a walk along the path northeast of the Lion’s Ball Field next to Crandall’s Park and check out the site for the Tolland Garden Paths Youth Garden, a project approved by the Tolland Town Council in June.
The Garden Club has worked closely with the Tolland Department of Parks and Recreation to choose the site and determine possibilities for programs that will provide opportunities for children and youth to experience the joys of gardening, the benefits of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, the rewards of environmental stewardship and the value of community service. Several scouts from Scout Troop 15 will be digging in this fall to get the site ready for planting, installing raised beds, preparing the soil and learning new skills as they work. The Scouts are the first of many community groups that will be involved in this project to benefit Tolland residents. Watch for articles in the Patch and other local publications for updates and photos of their progress. If individuals or groups would like to get involved please contact Sandra Benjamin, 860-872-4830, email@example.com.
Let's get the shovel in the ground and get to work!
Blog by Perne (Bob) Maynard