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Collaboration puts community garden near Steinmetz Park

Capital District Community Gardens’ Steinmetz Park Community Garden, located at the Lenox Ave and Hendrickson Street celebrated the opening of its new community garden in Schenectady’s Steinmetz Park with a ribbon cutting.The garden was created in collaboration with the City of Schenectady and the Goose Hill Neighborhood Association.
The event kicked-off the first season for families growing their own food at Steinmetz and the public is invited to tour the garden at the height of the growing season. Here Mayor Gary McCarthy, Councilman Vince Riggi and Camille Sasinowski, President of the Goose Hill Neighborhood Association look over the garden on Wednesday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Capital District Community Gardens’ Steinmetz Park Community Garden, located at the Lenox Ave and Hendrickson Street celebrated the opening of its new community garden in Schenectady’s Steinmetz Park with a ribbon cutting.The garden was created in collaboration with the City of Schenectady and the Goose Hill Neighborhood Association. The event kicked-off the first season for families growing their own food at Steinmetz and the public is invited to tour the garden at the height of the growing season. Here Mayor Gary McCarthy, Councilman Vince Riggi and Camille Sasinowski, President of the Goose Hill Neighborhood Association look over the garden on Wednesday.
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Camille Sasinowski looked completely at peace snipping suckers off her tomato plants and patiently securing wayward stems to bamboo poles. “It’s an Eden for me, to say the least,” the Schenectady resident declared as she surveyed the Steinmetz Park Community Garden, a 4,000-square-foot plot that basks in the sun at the intersection of Lenox Avenue and Hendrickson Street, across from cattail-laced Steinmetz Lake. The garden came about thanks to a collaboration between Capital District Community ...

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ajdjr73
August 2, 2012
9:45 p.m.

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Thanks Kelly for finally publishing this article. I called the news desk early this spring when the new fence was installed trying to get the paper to run a story. This is great. I talked to the workers installing the fence and they told me that part of the fence is underground to stop burrowing animals. Also, they said they specialize in the installation of fences for community gardens. It was obvious early this spring that this was going to be a really nice addition to the neighborhood. Its one of the nicest community garden plots I have ever seen. I hope Mayor McCarthy & the council can duplicate this jewel in other spots in the city. It really adds a lot and broadcasts pride in community and neighborhood.

hodgkins.t
August 2, 2012
10:18 p.m.

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great work ! where will the next community garden be ? there is a clear demand for urban farming. --and delightful descriptions of bountiful vegetables growing

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