Verona CSA member teaches organic gardening in Newark

I’ve said before that I love it when our CSA members have their own gardens at home. Noreen Connolly, a member of our Verona CSA, took things one step farther this spring, planting a big garden at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, where she is a teacher. St. Benedict’s, for those of you who don’t know it, is an all-boy Catholic school that offers a solid education to disadvantaged kids in Newark and the surrounding towns.

Noreen’s project, which was a partnership with a Newark’s Brick City Urban Farms, got a big write-up in the Star Ledger in late June that I am just now catching up to (that’s Noreen in purple in the top photo). Her goal is to teach both farming and nutrition, and it sounds from the story as if she is succeeding at both.  Give the story a read and give Noreen a hearty congratulations when you see her at distribution.

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