Grantee Blog 2020

Peas are a POPPIN!

Our Victory Garden is just about ready for its grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony later on this month. The volunteers and the Environmental Club have been hard at work for the last two months working straight through spring break and even braving some really cold days. Bushes and trees were planted, planter frames were reinforced, dill was planted and plenty of watering took place to get those peas popping! They even rescued a stuffed bunny that was left behind on the grounds after the tee ball game. The long-awaited picnic tables finally arrived and were installed. Soon a bench that Sustainable Audubon team earned from collecting plastic bags will be brought over to the garden and we will be ordering a new fence as well. The fence will keep the balls out of the local businesses’ yards, but will have a welcoming gate to invite the local employees to enjoy their lunches outside in our garden.

The new mommy-and-me swing was finally received and installed at the Francis J. Ward Recreation Center and seems to be getting a lot of use already. We look forward to opening to the public as soon as we can do so safely and start using the brand-new building and space.

Our food bank strategic planning continues to struggle, but we are about to revamp the current plan to help us move forward sooner rather than later.

We have a strong community of volunteers and are committed to all of our projects. We see hope on the horizon for 2021 and all of our on-going projects!

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Borough of Audubon

Our grantee organization is comprised of a couple of Borough employees and many, many dedicated volunteers. Our community is small, but the volunteers are many!