Kingston City Hall Victory Garden Square Foot Garden Presentation Educational For All Ages.
City Farmer Jesica Clark works the soil while the children look on.
The Kingston City Hall Victory Garden presented by the Kingston Land Trust and City of Kingston Clerks office offered its annual Square Foot Garden presentation on Saturday, April 28th with City Farmer and Founder of the South Pine Street City Farm Jesica Clark.
Originally set to occur on Earth Day, April 22nd – the event was moved to its rain date due to poor weather.
A group of City Hall employees, children and residents came together to help turn the soil and add new plants that included herbs, lettuces and collards this season. The garden, in it’s fourth year, will be stewarded by City Hall employees. Their harvest will be donated to a local soup kitchen.
The garden was launched on Earth Day in 2009 and serves as an educational garden and token project to show the city of Kingston’s support of gardens citywide.
Director of Community Development Jennifer Fuentes and her son Ezra and friend help to plant out the Garden.
KLT Executive Director Rebecca Martin holds larva that was found deep in the soil with son Charlie Grenadier and friend Nathaniel Berky.
Nancy Gallo, Mayor Shayne Gallo's mother, in attendance. That's City of Kingston Clerk Carly Williams daughter (far right) providing helping hands!
The children are fascinated with the garden.