Greenrock officially opened the Catlin Community Garden as part of its Healthy Harvest initiative in June. Pictured are team leader Omari Dill and Catlin president Graham Pewter. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
Greenrock officially opened the Catlin Community Garden as part of its Healthy Harvest initiative in June. Pictured are team leader Omari Dill and Catlin president Graham Pewter. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

THURSDAY, JUNE 7: Greenrock officially opens the Catlin Community Garden as part of its Healthy Harvest initiative today.

The garden, located at the Sunshine League, 7 King Street in Hamilton, will be opened by Greenrock president Judith Landsberg and CEO and president of Catlin Bermuda Graham Pewter at 12:30pm.

The garden is the first of many proposed to be developed over the next 18 months. The goal is to revive interest in local food by building and maintaining the sustainable gardens in partnership with Bermudian landowners and with the support of community volunteers and local organizations.

Greenrock’s Healthy Harvest team will plan the community gardens so that they meet the needs of the immediate community and are sustainable over the long-term with community resources; this means that each garden will be different in scope and content.

The Catlin Community Garden on the Sunshine League property is comprised of two produce planting areas and a section of fruit trees.

The produce gardens are maintained by Greenrock’s Healthy Harvest team headed by Omari Dill with a band of volunteers.

They contain a healthy crop of tomatoes, peppers, squash, cabbage, onions, zucchini, okra, corn and cucumbers.

Occupants of the Sunshine League site will participate in the gardening, and produce harvested from the gardens will be distributed amongst local community organizations.

The Healthy Harvest Development Project is sponsored by Catlin but Greenrock is also looking for individual sponsors for each of six to eight gardens planned for the next 18 months.

Anyone wishing to explore partnering with Greenrock by offering financial or in kind support for the community garden projects or anyone who simply wants to lend a hand should contact Greenrock at info@greenrock.org.