A $20,000 grant from the Rusticus Garden Club will allow InterGenerate to build a new community garden at Marsh Sanctuary in Mt. Kisco. The garden opens this spring, with as many as 60 individual plots and a large communal plot that can be gardened and used for teaching local growing techniques. Food from the communal garden will be donated to the Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry.
The garden at Marsh Sanctuary will serve a broad cross-section of the local population. The site is adjacent to Leonard Park, an age 55-plus housing development, and within walking distance from the town center. There are plans to provide transportation to the site for those unable to walk. InterGenerate and Marsh are planning to renovate a stable and and attached house on the site for a demonstration kitchen, nature center, library, and meeting rooms.
The Rusticus Garden Club (rusticusgc.org), a member of the Garden Club of America, was founded in 1952 with headquarters in Bedford, NY. InterGenerate (intergenerateny.org) is a volunteer organization that builds community around food security and local resourcing, primarily focused on community gardens. The Marsh Sanctuary is a 156-acre nature preserve, open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.
For more information about Marsh Memorial Sanctuary, contact Christian Pace, 914.241.2808 and see http://sites.google.com/site/marshsanctuary.