Miller: “I thought there was a need”
KINGSTON – There are 20 four-foot by eight-foot garden beds at
the Rondout Gardens in Kingston and only three are have been adopted.
The gardens were operated for two years by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play program.
Volunteer Karen Miller has taken over the responsibilities for the City of Kingston this summer as the garden steward.
“I thought that there was a need; I have a bed there myself and I care very deeply about this being a success so I contacted the city parks and recreation,” she said.
In her own garden, Miller is growing lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and basil.
The Bruderhof assisted with the landscaping and constructed a fence around the garden; the city offers the plots at no charge.