A Delicious Success

A grant from the Overlook Estate Foundation supported efforts to create and sustain a 26-plot Community Garden for the Marywood community.

Terri Christoph, Marywood Technology Trainer, who has a plot in the Community Garden, explains, "I love the idea of a community garden because it is so convenient, and it is wonderful to share the harvest and recipes with others. What could be better? I planted zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash, hubbard squash, green beans, eggplant and a couple of mystery plants. I added some marigolds to add color and to be able to spot our plot quickly."

The garden preserves green spaces and natural resources, reconnects people with nature, advances environmental stewardship, and unites communities. Overseen by Marywood's Superintendent of Grounds, Mark Burns, and the Marywood Arboretum Committee, the project is "a delicious success."