State Land Transfer to Bring Community Garden to East End

Posted on July 24, 2019 by admin


State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today applauded her colleagues in the legislature and Governor Lamont for approving a property conveyance to transfer a .11 parcel of state land to Waterbury for use as a community garden.

Rep. Cummings initially proposed the property transfer which was tentatively agreed to but was unable to be completed as time ran out during the regular legislative session that ended on June 5. The transfer was completed during special session this past Monday. It was signed by Governor Lamont on Tuesday, July 23.

“I’m pleased the legislature was able to get this land transfer finished and I’m excited to see this small parcel become a community garden for the East End,” Rep. Cummings said. “I want to thank Governor Lamont for his support and for allowing our community the opportunity to turn a derelict parcel into a beautiful community resource.”

“The community is excited to see another positive change in the East End and I want to thank  Rep. Cummings for making this land transfer a priority, and Gov. Lamont for recognizing the positive impact a community garden will have and signing this legislation into law,” Waterbury Alderman and East End resident, Roger Sherman said. “I look forward to seeing the garden take shape, and enjoying some fresh, locally-grown veggies.”

“This is great for the community and I’m excited, especially for the kids who will have a chance to stop by to see what’s being planted, what’s growing and to learn more about gardening,” Liz Bullard, Secretary of the East End Community Club, said. “ From kids up to grown-ups, this garden will give them a place to meet and grow things they might not otherwise be able to grow because they live in an apartment or don’t have the space for a garden in their yard. This garden will help foster a deeper sense of community.”