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Volunteers Needed for Galvin Gardens

Volunteers are needed to water the gardens at Galvin Middle School this summer. All produce from the gardens is donated to Wakefield Food Pantry and Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s Community Relationship Manager, Janet Rivers, is planting the gardens at Galvin for the 5th year in a row (sans students) with help of the bank’s sponsorship.

Local families may sign up to water the gardens online here.

“We’re hoping to have volunteers to water every day throughout the summer,” said Rivers. “This is a great way for families to do something together, give back to the community, and to talk about the benefits of eating fresh, homegrown food.”

In partnership with Wakefield Co-operative Bank, Ms. Rivers established Teaching Kids to Grow in 2015 as a way to teach children about the ownership, responsibility, and satisfaction that comes with cultivating a garden and giving back to the community. Since then, she has helped students at Galvin Middle School, Woodville Elementary, the Boys and Girls Club, and Canterbury School build garden beds, plant vegetable and herbs, and water and nurture the fresh produce.

Please contact Janet Rivers at 781-910-5011 or jrivers@wcbbank.com with any questions.