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Michelle Bennett at Central Park Community Garden

Q&A with a Community Garden Coordinator

Meet Michelle Bennett. A quiet person with a strong voice. An advocate for living green. A community garden coordinator. 1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and your role as a Community Garden coordinator? A Community Garden coordinator in my experience works to develop, plan, design, promote, provide administration, deliver programming, involve volunteers, and engage the public. I’ve been fortunate to garden alongside many Burlington residents and offer tips and learn more about growing fresh food together. Visitors are always welcome so I’ve offered tours to children, youth and horticultural groups. The Central Park Community Garden has always had a donation garden operated by Burlington Green which involves volunteers of all ages helping to grow food which would then be harvested and donated to Food for Life, and then distributed to local food banks. It is rewarding to be able to give back to our local community, help educate a basic life skill, and provide the healthy outdoor recreation to Burlington residents. 2. How long have you been actively promoting the community garden and …