What a day at the farm! For the third year in a row, many members of the Bridgewell community volunteered at Newhall Fields Community Farm (NFCF) in Peabody for Bridgewell’s Celebration of Community Service Project on October 10.
Thank you to Representative Thomas Walsh, Peabody City Councilors Tom Gould and Julie Daigle and Sarah Cahill from Senator Joan Lovely’s office for joining us!
More than 50 people, including people from Bridgewell’s autism day programs, disability services, housing and employment programs, and staff, as well as partners from neighboring company JEOL, assisted with fall harvest work at the farm.
“The opportunity to volunteer at the farm means so much to us at Bridgewell,” said President and CEO Christopher Tuttle. “The people we have the privilege of serving love the chance to give back in a meaningful way that will benefit others in our community. It’s also a chance for the people and staff in our different programs to get to know each other.”
Projects included seed harvesting, spreading out hay, cleaning garlic, planting strawberries, and filling a new greenhouse floor with seven tons of gravel! The work not only benefited the farm, a nonprofit organization in Peabody, but also supported Citizen’s Inn’s Haven from Hunger, which receives fresh produce from the farm.
This service project is one of Bridgewell’s Celebration of Community events, a series of activities connecting participants from our programs with our partners and supporters in the communities we serve. This year, we’re also celebrating 65 years of serving our communities. Our Celebration of Community which would not be possible without the support of our sponsors!
Thank you to sponsors Code 1 BBQ, GraVoc, Holden Filling Station, North Shore Bank, Old Neighborhood Foods, St Jean’s Credit Union and Wyoma Chapter Lions Clubs International, for supporting this month-long community event and the Bridgewell mission!
Click here to learn more about Bridgewell’s Celebration of Community!
Thank you to Debby Eskenazi for taking these amazing photos – and truly capturing the day and how much fun was had and work was done!