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Please help us raise $4,200 for 6 teak benches for our new Outdoor Classroom beneath the Pellicci Pergola!
With the number of volunteers and visitors doubling over the past year, Fairgate Farm located at 129 Stillwater Avenue in the West Side neighborhood of Stamford, is growing all forms of programming offered in its brand new outdoor classroom. The grapevine-covered Pellicci Pergola is an attractive and accessible place where the farm visitors and volunteers of all ages participate in nutrition classes, cooking demos, annual festivals and ‘healthy relaxation’.
Vin Tufo, chief executive officer of Charter Oak Communities, sponsor of the farm, says “We’re very proud of the way in which the community has embraced Fairgate Farm, including its latest additions, the Pellicci Pergola and Gaglio Farm Stand. But because continuous improvement is needed to maintain its vibrancy, this fundraiser to provide benches for the outdoor classroom is critically needed. Thank you so much for your donation!”
Fairgate Farm is part of the Vita Health & Wellness District and is led by farm manager Pete Novajosky. It offers a schedule of community events and activities including annual volunteer luncheons and gardening workshops, spring and fall festivals, as well as hosting many schools and organizations. The Farm strives to boost awareness on the importance of eating nutritious fruits and vegetables, respecting nature and building community cohesion. It harvests thousands of pounds of fruits, herbs and vegetables annually which are donated back to the volunteers, hunger relief agencies, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
Cost to provide 6 teak benches at the Anthony Pellicci Pergola at our farm: $4,200
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