Community Garden News
The Community Garden located at the Newman YMCA; 472 Taunton Avenue in Seekonk, MA is a memorial garden in honor of Elsie C. Yan of East Providence, a local restaurateur and Y benefactor. Over the past couple of years the garden has become an outdoor classroom to many children in the Newman YMCA camp and child care programs as well as a contributor to local food banks. This year the garden has harvested over 400 lbs. of vegetables. The produce from the garden was gathered by volunteers, including Steve and Donna Yan and dropped off at the following agencies, Bread of Life Food Pantry at Newman Congregational Church, Soup Kitchen at St. Brendan, East Providence Senior Center and the Newman YMCA. Steve and Donna are active participants and a driving force in the direction that this garden has taken over the past several years.
The garden is 100% organic with seeds being donated by Early Dawn Farm, Prospect Street, Seekonk, MA.
The garden continues to bring family and friends together and to be a place of peace and joy.