The rain held off long enough for the first official work party of the 2016 Colgate Community Garden season on May 4. About 15 people came to check off a list of garden tasks and bid farewell to some of the Class of 2016.
The list of tasks included: planting potatoes, planting seeds in the greenhouse, planting pansies in the vertical palette garden, and laying down mulch in the walkways around the community beds. The group made quick work of the tasks and enjoyed some tasty treats from Hamilton Eatery afterwards.
Before the event ended, several seniors who had a role in the garden over the past years were honored: Brett Christensen, Alex Schaff, Quincy Pierce, Grace Littlefield, and Renee Berger. Their hard work and dedication to the garden over the past several years has allowed the garden to grow and continue to find success. We wish them the best as they continue on their journey outside of Colgate!