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Letters to the Editor November 3

November 2, 2016

Some facts about the Tusten Heritage Community Garden

• The Tusten Heritage Community Garden (THCG) was established in 2012 with the endorsement and support of the town board.

• It has been one of the first sub-committees since the inception of the Tusten Local Development Corporation (TLDC) in 2012.

• THCG joined the TLDC for the incentive of non-profit status and insurance coverage.

• The garden reports to the TLDC at monthly meetings and the bank statements are sent monthly to the town.

• THCG has never received any monies from the town.

• THCG has no employees or paid members. It is 100% volunteer.

• The entrance of THCG (one third of garden’s grounds) is located on town property behind town hall. The raised beds, protected by a deer fence, are located on Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) property.

• THCG is an official destination on the town walking and historical trail, established and in collaboration with Narrowsburg Beautification Group (NGB) in 2015.

• The THCG has collaborated with NGB in 2015 to win a $10,000 award from Sullivan Renaissance, as well as to seek recognition from America in Bloom judges in 2016.

• There are over 50 people directly involved with the garden including long-time residents, second-home owners, merchants, WSPL adult programming, Master Gardeners, farmers, an advisory board and volunteers.

• The THCG hosted six workshops in 2016, all publicized as free and open to the public.

• The Tusten Seed Library launch in 2015 is an ongoing collaboration with the WSPL.

• Members can join THCG by suggested donation or work share.

• THCG has been funded by grants and private donations.

• It does not cost the town any additional monies to insure THCG under the already existing umbrella policy.

• For enquiry or sign-up on our email list, email tusten

Anie Stanley THCG chair/member, Narrowsburg, NY
Juliette Hermant THCG co-chair/member, Narrowsburg, NY
[The Tusten Heritage Community Garden will be under discussion at the upcoming Town of Tusten Town Board Meeting, Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m.]

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