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Common Good Gardens Receives Nearly $4K in Donations

The Old Saybrook volunteer group donates produce to food pantries in Clinton and other shoreline towns.

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Old Saybrook's Common Good Gardens announced that the volunteer group has received nearly $4,000 in donations to continue its mission of supplying produce to food pantries in Clinton and other nearby towns.

According to a press release sent to Clinton Patch, the Middlesex County/River View Cemetery Fund gave the garden a $3,000 grant to purchase seeds, tools, signage, irrigation, etc.

“This grant will go a long way in helping to improve the nutritional quality of food available to the needy in our community,” said CGG President Claire Matthews in the release. “We are deeply grateful to the Community Foundation for its generous support.”

In addition, Middletown's Rockfall Foundation donated $800 to construct a fence to protect the freshly grown produce from animals, the release said.

The Common Good Gardens grew 7,700 pounds of fresh produce and collected 12,300 pounds of donations in 2012, according to the press release.

Residents looking to volunteer at the garden should call 860 526-3459 or email  claudiavannes@aol.com.

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