It takes a village

The 2022 United Way Day of Caring workday at the garden on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022, was hugely successful!

Thank you, Granite United Way– Greater Seacoast, for sending a crew from Kennebunk Savings Bank  to help us clear out invasives at the Joe Parks Garden.

Also many thanks to:

Harvey’s Bakery and Café for their contribution to the vittles that sustained us during the day.

Marcia D., Libby S., Arlene B.-  the cookie and banana bread bakers from Covered Bridge Apartments.

Debby B., for your gardening expertise and for picking up the tools from Nature Groupie, 

Nature GroupieDover DownloadGreater Dover Chamber of Commerce, and Strafford County Master Gardeners for the pre-event promo.

Sharon Sirois and the crew from the City of Dover Community Services. Please know we truly appreciate  your ongoing support of the garden and thank you Dover Parking for the “ see the sky parking passes,”

Heather F and her Dover High School Horticulture students,

The Community Partners team that came by and helped sweep the walkway,

Ken P. from Lincoln Financial for your stamina and tools that you brought along for all of us to use,

Arthur E., Ann R., Janet & Terrance  G., &Tina Y. just a few of the many JPG garden tenders that maintain the individual garden beds.

Community members Myleta E., Joshua & Aimee D., and of course, Mac for the use of his truck and never-wavering support of my community projects. 

A group of over 30 volunteers helped at and behind the scenes to pull off a successful 2022 United Way Day of Caring at the Joe B. Parks Riverwalk Public Gardens. The results are nothing short of amazing! 

Beth Fischer, MG Class of 2003


Strafford County Master Gardeners Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, is forty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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2 Responses to It takes a village

  1. Oddment says:

    The word “community” still has meaning in some places. What a spirit-lifter!

    Liked by 1 person

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