As we treasure these acres of earth that are home to the Voluntown Peace Trust, we Land Stewards have been busy putting the gardens to bed for the winter. We are also focusing on cleaning up from Hurricane Irene.
The Cal Robertson Peace Garden is now complete! A dedication ceremony, held on September 10th, 2012, was well attended and covered by The Westerly Sun.
The land stewards recently received a most welcome grant from The Green Leaf Foundation to support our sustainable agriculture goals. This spring we moved and reconstructed the greenhouse and invested in needed materials and supplies. We are pursuing efficient means for rainwater harvesting and transport.
Although our focus thus far has been on vegetables and herbs, we look ahead to our long-term goals of reclaiming all of the 57 acres of land entrusted us. This includes the old apple orchards and wells. We endeavor to create more walking trails and are working toward ridding the farm of known invasive plant species. We are members of NOFA and have taken the “Farmer's Pledge”. www.ctnofa.org
We need people power in the gardens to weed and harvest. We seek ideas and solutions for renewable energy at the farm. As the former garden committee evolves into the VPT core program of Land Stewardship, we welcome anyone who shares the vision of sustainable organic agriculture. We endeavor to become a community resource for environmental enlightenment and peace.
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