The Navy is Coming to Help in the Gardens

2gardensjune282017.jpgEach day, the community gardens come together a little bit more.

We asked our Navy neighbors at the  Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa if they could help us get the rest of the raised beds in place and they said “Yes.”

I have to tell you how this came about. Do you believe in coincidence?

When I called there was a voice directing me to dial this number for that department, and another number for another department.  Nothing sounded like what I wanted so I randomly pressed a few numbers.

I explained to the voice on the other end who I was,  what we were doing at the community farm and about the community gardens. He said, “I heard two ladies talking about that on the radio. One of them told the background story and the other talked about planting sunflowers, an art show and spaces in the gardens people could rent. As I listened I thought, ‘I want a plot.'”

I told him that I was that garden lady. And, that we needed a hand. I also shared how to get an application online.

That fellow directed me to the right person and later in the day Leading Petty Officer 1st L.T. office Rich Kietz returned my call and said Navy volunteers would be in the garden on Friday.

They will be helping us set more beds in place, which means a lot of raised beds should be completed by the weekend.

Amazing isn’t it that the fellow on the other end of the line heard about the gardens on WAMC and knew who I needed to speak with!






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