In the spring of 2023, with help from the Town of Hamden, we built three raised vegetable beds in the sunny backyard of the old Rectory next door to the church. The house is now rented to one of our most active parish members, Allison Batson (founder of Dinner for a Dollar) and her family.
The town supplied the lumber and plenty of superb garden soil. The work was done by our own Sue O'Connell and Frank Rubertone. Despite a fairly late start (the third week in May!) the garden took off with a bang, and the yield was unbelievable!
We are planning to expand the garden in 2024 with more raised beds in other parts of our property.