The "Transition Network" will garden in Vale for four years.
Previously, Roots & Wisdom, a program about growing produce and teaching inner-city youths about agriculture and nutrition, maintained a large garden plot in Vale. However, the program was downsized due to decreased financial support, which now leaves some space for other gardening projects.
Schenectady Transitions Network, a group concerned with organic farming and self -sufficiency through locally grown food, is now using some of that growing space.
Winter wheat was planted and in the spring vegetables will be planted.
Excess produce will go to the Farmers’ Market and Food Pantry.
For details about Transitions, visit http://transitionnetwork.org.