Donor Spotlight | Linda Massis

January 28, 2019

By Kathleen Kennedy

Bridge Gardens

This is the first year that Bernard and I worked the community garden at Bridge Gardens. Under the expert guidance of Rick Bogusch, manager of the garden and farm, Bernard was able to turn rich, dark soil and seedlings into a plot of land filled with 6 foot sunflowers, many varieties of tomatoes , dark red beets and other vegetables and flowers. But our harvest season isn’t over yet ! Bernard recently discovered his long stalked artichokes had started to grow nestled in between fat, green birdhouse gourds and the stalks of fading sunflower


Although this was a happy growing season, it wasn’t until the end of September potluck dinner , hosted by Rick, that Bernard and I got to meet the other community gardeners. They, like us, spent many fulfilling hours transforming the soil into gardens of colorful flowers and edible delights. During the dinner, we all shared stories, some quite funny, of our growing season at Bridge Gardens. Oh, but this story wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention the delicious main dishes and yummy desserts contributed by our new friends at Bridge.

As a closing, Bernard and I would like to give a special thank you to Rick, our friend and gardening mentor.

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