Saranac Lake Farm to School thanks work day volunteers

Aaron, Colden, Kelly and soon-to-be-baby McKenzie Pommer pose at the Saranac Lake Farm to School work day on May 4. (Provided photo)

To the editor:

The Saranac Lake Farm to School program sends its gratitude to the volunteers who got their hands dirty and helped us complete upgrades to the Petrova greenhouses and gardens.

Our May 4 work day was a resounding success. With support from 16 volunteers, we were able to move raised beds into place and finish building out the gardening spaces. We extend a special thank you to volunteers from the Saranac Lake Common Ground Community Garden and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, and to The Heart Network’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities program, funded by the New York State Department of Health, for helping promote the event and recruit volunteers.

From the business community, we thank Blue Line Compost for providing a discount on compost — Blue Line also helps our Farm to School program by generating compost from the school district’s food scraps. We’re also forever grateful to Specialty Wood Products for the ongoing support.

As summer draws near, we are still recruiting volunteers to help tend the gardens at Petrova, Saranac Lake High School and Bloomingdale Elementary School, from June to August. We’re currently looking for one to two experienced gardeners — if you’re interested in volunteering, please contact me at dinanemi@slcs.org.

Theodore Archibald Dalley plays in a flower bed at Petrova. (Provided photo)

To learn more about Saranac Lake’s Farm to School program, visit facebook.com/SLF2S. Thank you again for supporting our work!


Emily-Bell Dinan

Coordinator, Saranac Lake Farm to School


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