Community Service

 

Our new Food Insecurity Initiative

 

Tri-Chairs, Maybette Waldron, Gael Ficken, and Jacque Obrien with the assistance of Mary Lou McQuire have organized a new initiative to grow organic vegetables and donate to the food insecure in our neighboring communities.

The club will manage two gardens: Wakeman Town Farm on Cross Highway in Westport and at St Timothy's Church on Congress Street in Fairfield.  

Planting will start after our May 15th Plant Sale and continue through the summer and into the fall.  

Work is being done now to get supplies and materials ready.  The three pantries that will receive our bounty are St John's Community Center, Mercy Learning Center, and Operation Hope. 

Our other activities:

Our members design & maintain three gardens in the community:

         

  • The Atrium Garden at Earthplace in Westport

  • The Victorian Cottage on Fairfield’s Town Green

  • The Greens Farms Post Office Garden

         

 

 

We provide horticultural therapy events at STAR, Inc. in Norwalk
       

 

We decorate holiday wreaths for:  

  • Center for Family Justice         

  • CLASP,

  • CT Audobon Society

  • Bigelow Center for Seniors

  • Earthplace

  • Fairfield Historical Museum

  • Green's Farms Train Station

  • Green's Farms Post Office

  • Jewish Home for the Elderly Mission

  • STAR, Inc.

  • Westport Historical Society

  • Victorian Cottage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

We make flower arrangements for the Pequot Library Art Show and Music for Youth Benefit concert. 

 

                                                                 

 

Our Plant Sale in May has over 800 top-quality perennials & shrubs donated by our members.  Income from the sale allows us to support various community organizations.