Enfield Common Grounds Rotary Community Garden
The Enfield Common Grounds Rotary Garden is a fine example of community development, harnessing the energy and resources of the local citizens. This project harmonizes people, makes them feel connected, it helps them make a difference. This garden benefits the poor and the working poor, it is less about gardening, it is more recognizing problems in the community.
Priscilla at Loaves and Fishes and Linda at Food Shelf, have established a circle of caring, that any one, seniors, the working poor and children have food available for today. Their mission is not to tolerate hunger, by providing nutritious meals and fresh food to less fortunate in the community. The “recipe for success” is the leadership and “key ingredient” is fellowship the “finish product” is helping to feed the hungry.
Additionally, people such as Henry Dutcher Past Rotary President, Amalita Grimes Master Gardener (along with her children) never take a break from their tireless efforts, in helping to engage the community and inspire diverse volunteers at Common Grounds Rotary Garden. Their efforts, passion and constant effort makes us all support a higher standard in ourselves. But it shouldn’t stop there, in should be their direction and inspiration to see what a few can do to help thousands, fight hunger and the shrinking food budget There is a constant need for volunteers at the garden to help with harvest, planting and weeding.
~ Ted Lipkin