Thursday, May 19, 2016

WDT: Alliance for Better Communities to build community garden behind Watertown Fire Department

     A community garden will be planted in the park area behind the Emma Flower Taylor Fire Station on Massey Street. This seems a good project and while I don't have  a green thumb, I wish the folks doing it well.
   Watertown Daily Times | Alliance for Better Communities to build community garden behind Watertown Fire Department

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Firemen loooooove the green.

Anonymous said...

Really... this city is beginning to carry this fire thing a little too far.
lets let it rest.. both need to agree and do what is right for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Wow: I just watched the video of last Monday's work session. Mrs. Macaluso is totally out there when she doesn't get her way. MR. Roy has more work added to his position and should get more money. Where if she was ever to be a RN, i would suspect she would like more money than she was receiving as a LPN. Her "whatever" statements are so kid like but she has really shown her true unprofessional colors. She is cutting everyone but don't want to see any jobs lost. She needs to realize that people work for money and when they work hard and continue, they want more money, thats just a proven fact. I'm sure she was one who supported the run for negotiations with the nurses and the hospital when they were in contract talks too. The merit is a great job and way to give someone more for what they do, but there are many more out there who are doing their job because its what they were hired to do, and not looking for any big recognition and sometimes dont get what is fair to them.

Anonymous said...

Good ole coffee lady doesn't have anyone to think on her behalf...maybe she should have thought of this before the arena. Aren't we special here in Watertown!! No need for comedy clubs, we have our councilmembers over the past 10 years to laugh at.

Anonymous said...

Firemen can now grow their own food since there will be fewer of them when the City Council gets done with them.

City Council= 1 ----- Fireman= 0

Paul Ward said...

This garden is not a part of the fire dept. This garden was started by myself with help of alliance for better communities. It is going to be a way for people in recovery to give back to the community, change people's negative attitudes towards the disease of addiction, and a chance for redemption for people that have moved past their addiction and want to make Watertown a better place. I have also included multiple local businesses, civic minded people, churches that support recovery, and individuals that want to do something positive in our community while living a healthy lifestyle. Due to location and being city property the location behind the fire department on S. Massey was chosen. https://www.facebook.com/allianceforbettercommunities/?fref=ts is a non-profit under http://pivot2health.com/ (Formerly ASAC:The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council) and are the entity that that is leading the garden. There are many reasons for creating a community garden. All you have to do is google benefits of community gardens; the list is so long I could write a book. Every member will be donating a portion to charities, food pantries, and soup kitchens. It will give an opportunity for people in recovery to work beside and together with local community civic minded businesses and individuals showing we can and will make Watertown a better place by working together and not against each other. This will be a catalyst for more such endeavors in neighborhoods, hopefully schools, and possibly even more churches (some churches already have an ongoing garden currently). Feel free to message me on facebook Paul L Ward or email me at Paulward725@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of creating this epic endeavor. I want to incorporate as many local businesses, farms, greenhouses, and individuals as possible. Any donation that fits our need is extremely welcomed and encouraged. Our non-profit Alliance for Better Communities will take care of any paperwork for donations of materials towards the garden. This is an all around positive endeavor and no negativity whatsoever. Above and beyond all it has nothing to do with the financial and/or political stuff currently going on. This is the beginning of what we plan is going to be a permanent addition to the great city of Watertown.