Although our DPW may be more cautiously optimistic of spring, I know we all are looking forward to the nice weather and we can see the evidence of spring on the horizon. A local volunteer group, Grow Local Greenwood Lake, is certainly looking forward to spring.
This group, which aims to help the community learn more about and take the steps necessary to grow their own fruits and vegetables is taking shape and hitting the streets for ideas. The group approached the Village Board about six months ago with the idea of taking the Village-owned vacant piece of property on Poplar St. and converting it into a large scale communal/shared community garden for all to enjoy.
This idea is focused heavily on education and working together to grow food. The group is seeking volunteers and those interested during this critical phase of exploring the long and short term sustainability of the concept. If you are interested in learning more or would like to join the committee, please email Chad Pilieri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grow Local Greenwood Lake will be hosting a presentation at the Greenwood Lake Library on Thurs., Mar. 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. The presentation will cover the organizations goals “to create a sustainable, resilient local food economy for Greenwood Lake and its surrounding communities.” If you would like to attend, please register in advance at the email provided above.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Feb. 26 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.