To the Editors:
This spring, Wilton Youth Services, the Wilton Garden Club and Trackside Teen Center launched a new gardening program for teens. Led by experienced gardeners from the Wilton Garden Club, youth met weekly to design vegetable garden beds, plant, maintain, harvest as well as learn how to cook with the kinds of produce being grown in their gardens. The garden beds are now full with a variety of vegetable and flower plants — thanks to the dedication and hard work of these youth. All produce and flowers grown in the gardens will be donated to the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry.
We would like to thank the many individuals and organizations who donated their time and support to the development of this program:
Peter Aqualina, Deer DeFence, LLC; Stephen Batter, Boy Scout Troop 20; Dr. Stephen Batter; Will Dawson; Thomas and Jerre Dawson; Home Depot; James Hunter, Wilton High School Organic Garden; Nicholas Johnson, Boy Scout Troop 20; David Johnson.
In addition, Jonathan Kirschner, Ambler Farm; Ring’s End; Kim Russo, Wilton High School Culinary Program; Tom Sato, Wilton Hardware True Value; Sweet Peet; Town & Country Farm & Garden Center.
Many thanks!
Ann Collis and Pam Nobumoto
Wilton Garden Club
Sarah Gioffre
Wilton Youth Services
Mark Ketley
Trackside Teen Center
Wilton, July 6