Pear Orchard Project
'Caritas Community Orchard'
Knox Inc. has asked AHNA to co-sponsor a neighborhood project, the 'Caritas Community Orchard'. This will be a community pear orchard, planted in the Spring of 2019, in front of the Niles Street Community Garden on a strip of land belonging to Knox. When the orchard bears fruit, the pears will be harvested and shared with various programs for those who are food challenged in our neighborhood.
To raise money for this project an event has been planned by Lynn Johnson an Asylum Hill resident and a primary supporter of this effort. She is inviting everyone to her 70th birthday party on January 5, 2019 from 1-4 PM in the Community Room of the Woodland House, 31 woodland St. in Hartford. Kate Callahan, our outgoing State Troubadour will be singing and Ron Pitz, the Executive Director of Knox will speak. Guests will be asked to give a donation to Knox of any size to help establish the orchard.