February 20, 2019

Community Garden News


The Elsie Chin Yan Community Garden located at the Newman YMCA, 472 Taunton Avenue in Seekonk, MA is a memorial garden in honor of Elsie Chin Yan of East Providence, a local restaurateur and Y benefactor. Over the past few 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. The produce from the garden is gathered by staff and 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 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 Newman Y would like to give a special thanks to Kave Rock Apaca Farm for their donation.

The garden continues to bring family and friends together and to be a place of peace and joy.


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