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Naugatuck Mayor Continues to Support Community Garden Concept

Mayor said he is open to ideas from the public about where the garden should be located.

File photo
File photo

Naugatuck Mayor Bob Mezzo says he supports the concept of a community garden, but the biggest questions remains where to put it. 

It appeared that question had been answered reentry as the Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans to place the garden at Cross Street School. But Meadowside Place residents objected because of traffic and safety concerns, and the project is now dead. 

But it won’t be forgotten, Mezzo told Naugatuck Patch. He said there has been support for a garden for a long time. 

Mezzo said he understands Meadowside Place residents concerns and he is open to ideas from the community about where it should be placed. 

“The thing we encounter is people like the idea but don’t want it in their backyard,” Mezzo said. “The community has yet to find an acceptable location for it.”

Where do you think would be a good location for a community garden in Naugatuck?

D.Hawkins July 11, 2014 at 09:32 AM
The town should provide a list of potential areas, then ask citizens for their vote.
D.Hawkins July 11, 2014 at 09:37 AM
There should be a plan in place: a design to show how the garden will look, how it will be maintained, the cost, how the fruits, vegetables, will be utilized, etc. I have seen many beautiful plan ideas (google) which can be used in Naugatuck. So many children would benefit from seeing how food grows.
SKID July 12, 2014 at 03:45 AM
D. H. Great ideas...but this would require thought and effort from the Mezzo administration. ?..Hardly an availability.
Violet Mine July 12, 2014 at 05:37 AM
I'm in...

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