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Donor Spotlight | Frank Arnold

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January 17, 2019

By Janet Schutt

Frank Arnold Shares His Time and Expertise

Frank Arnold has been a volunteer at the Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm since 2012. If you’ve attended any of our composting workshops, you may have met him.

“I learned about the Trust when the estate I was managing hosted a Peconinic many years ago. In that job, I developed an appreciation of farming and a love of organic gardening. When I retired 7 years ago, I became involved at the Ag Center, which the Trust acquired two years earlier. There was lots of work that needed to be done in those early years.

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“I love the comradery and interaction with the community gardeners. I still have ties to the estate where I worked, so I can start tomato plants in their greenhouse for the gardeners to plant in their plots. I have a large plot of my own. With over 40 years of growing experience, I really enjoy helping and sharing my knowledge with the other growers.

“The Peconic Land Trust helps preserve the East End’s mix of rural character and the natural beauty of our landscape and waterways. Conservation of land helps keep pollution to a minimum, especially in the bay and sound.

“I support the Trust for the work they do and the sense of community they provide. I’ve met new people and made long lasting friendships here.”

Thank you Frank and all of our volunteers who give so much of their time and effort to our work! We couldn’t do it without you.

To learn more about volunteering your time with the Trust, contact Outreach Manager Kathy Kennedy at 631.283.3195.

Save the Date: On Saturday, March 23 the Trust will be hosting a Volunteer Orientation and Meet Up! We’d love to see you there!

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