Home Depot volunteers, grant improve Somersworth community garden

Let me start out by saying, I hope everybody experienced a terrific Easter. Mine was designed extra entertaining when I attended the fantastic Somersworth Recreation Easter Egg Hunt. This hunt has develop into one thing of a custom for me as very well as numerous Somersworth family members and I was glad to see it return this 12 months.

I was even extra energized to see it had a new location: Jules Bisson Park. For people who do not know, Jules Bisson Park is located on River Road in the metropolis and has not long ago undergone some great advancements together with a gazebo and new playground equipment. There are also ideas this yr to increase the ballfield there as properly as the basketball court.

Anyway again to the Easter Egg Hunt, which was quite properly attended as always, but this 12 months it appeared to both of those me and Somersworth Recreation Director Kristen Davenport, the attendance was considerably improved. The eggs were being laid out on the ground, all 1500 of them and it took all of about three seconds for them all to be observed and scooped up into baskets, bags and just about anything else that could keep the plastic goodies.

So now that Easter is formally over for lots of, our views convert to spring and that implies gardens! In this scenario I am talking about community gardens and in scenario you were being not knowledgeable the Somersworth community gardens can be uncovered at Malley Farm. Started in 2004, the gardens a short while ago underwent a huge expansion as very well as a considerably essential makeover, thanks to a grant that was awarded to them from House Depot.

The Somersworth Community garden benefits from new raised beds thanks to the hard work of Home Depot volunteers.

The Somersworth Community garden added benefits from new lifted beds many thanks to the tricky do the job of Dwelling Depot volunteers.

If you have been to the Malley Farm leaf, brush and compost facility, which by the way is now open Monday via Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., you may possibly have witnessed all the function that has now been done. The grant from Residence Depot was for $6,200 and has authorized the gardens to be expanded by one more 28 plots, bringing the overall to 56 plots. When Somersworth Community Is effective carried out most of the leveling and groundwork for the growth, they have been assisted on April 20 and April 21 by staff members of both equally the Rochester and Somersworth branches of Dwelling Depot who helped create lifted beds for the gardens, supplied the fence that surrounds the gardens and normally cleaned up the area.

Volunteers from Rochester and Somersworth Home Depot who helped build the new shed at the Somersworth Community Gardens, from left to right, are Roger Bowley, Bill Brown, Seth Howard, Tiff P, Steven Lovell, Donnie Stayffacher and Amy Lau.

Volunteers from Rochester and Somersworth Household Depot who aided make the new lose at the Somersworth Group Gardens, from still left to proper, are Roger Bowley, Bill Brown, Seth Howard, Tiff P, Steven Lovell, Donnie Stayffacher and Amy Lau.

One of the points that most fired up the gardeners that currently cultivate a plot, of which I am a person, was a shed. In accordance to Somersworth Home Depot Shop Manager Amy Lau, the get rid of was returned to the shop by a purchaser but is no extended bought by the corporation. As a consequence, Company asked for that the shed be donated to the local community gardens as aspect of the challenge, but would not be counted as part of the grant monies. The shed was assembled on a concrete slab which was laid by SPW and assembled by House Depot team as element of their two days of volunteering. The drop will hold a selection of tools and implements that had been also element of the grant.

In circumstance you are thinking, there are however many plots offered to any Somersworth resident who may perhaps be interested in gardening. There is no cost to backyard garden a plot for the 2022 season and if you are fascinated in taking just one, contact public works at 603-692-4266 and they will be delighted to mail alongside an software packet. You can also obtain particulars right here: https://www.somersworth.com/community-operates/web pages/malley-farm

New and returning gardeners were also given a fantastic little bucket from Property Depot that contained seeds, hand resources and gloves. I for a person am energized to get my arms soiled as soon as much more this year and would like to thank Property Depot for the grant and the times of difficult operate spent at the community backyard garden by your tricky-operating employees. Be sure to know it does make a variation!

Now that spring is formally in this article, it indicates the start out of the roadwork season in the city. Make sure you continue to keep an eye out for notifications from the town regarding any highway closures this spring which will include things like do the job to be done together Cemetery Highway in the extremely in close proximity to long run.

Save the date

May 14: The Somersworth Competition Association will hold its spring craft honest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Somersworth Large Faculty on Memorial Drive. It’s the excellent way to get a head start off on people distinctive Mothers Day presents.

Could 24: The Boston Bruins and Mass Normal Brigham are sponsoring a just one-day free road hockey clinic. The clinic is for young children ages 5 to 12 and will be held at Jules Bisson Park basketball court from 5 to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is necessary and room is confined. 1st occur, 1st served. Speak to the Rec business with any inquiries, 603-692-9508.

Which is all I have for this week but I’ll be back again in a pair of weeks. As generally please don’t forget to be variety to other folks as you hardly ever certainly know what another person else is heading by means of.

Jenne Holmes

Jenne Holmes

Jenne Holmes is from England and has lived for several years in Somersworth. Her enthusiasm for history and her appreciate of producing led her to the Summersworth Historical Museum, in which she is now a director. She can be attained at [email protected].

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