Garden at the Church of the Transfiguration
Start your weekend off right with a tour of the Transfiguration Gift Garden, at 50 West Bloomfield Rd. in Pittsford. Its free, and starts at 9:30 and we’ll have coffee, tea and snacks.
The Transfiguration Gift Garden started in 2010 with the mission to provide food for local soup kitchens and food pantries, as well as providing plots for families to garden. We have about 1/8 acre for the gift garden, and about 1/8 acre for the private plots. Last year we harvested about 1200 pounds of produce from the gift garden. We distributed the produce to Blessed Sacrament and St. Martin's soup kitchens, the Pittsford Food Cupboard, House of Mercy, the Open Door Mission, as well as others. This year we are at about 200 or so pounds donated, with much more on the way. We've faced challenges of pests (large and small), dry spells, standing water, too many green beans ripening at the same time - all things gardeners are familiar with.
The garden is south of the back parking lot at the Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Road Pittsford, NY.
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The Brighton Community Garden(For a report on this event, check out the Slow Food Rochester Board Notes blog!)
The Brighton Community Garden is an all-organic community garden tended by community members who grow food for their own use using all organic methods. Started on 2009, the garden consists of 100 plots, which now in August have an abundance of a wide variety of produce and other plants. Come meet with Sue Gardner Smith, the organizer of the garden, and learn about its history and community gardens in general. In addition, some community members will be there to share about their own garden plots, including one that is experimenting with Hugelculture.
Here’s an opportunity to see the many gardens and interact with the gardeners and other Slow Food members about community gardens. The event is free and all are welcome! It starts at 3PM, and will be followed by light refreshments and conversation. Please feel free to bring a dish to pass if you feel inspired!
photo by Sandra Frankel, Aug, 2009
For an inspirational talk on how community can revive their local food cultivation and culture, check out Pam Warhurst TED talk!
The Brighton Community Garden is on Westfall Rd next the Buckland House.