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Community Garden Fans Sing Into Carrots For The Cause


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A community garden is in the works for Westford and one group wants to advance the cause by doing something most people have probably done at one point: singing into inanimate objects.

On Nov. 6, members of the Westford Agricultural Commission and approximately 60 area children gathered at the Fat Moon Farm in North Graniteville to produce a video for the “Carrottoke Challenge.”

Building off the popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this year, the Carrottoke initiative was put out to support non-profit group Kitchen Gardens International and its efforts to provide grants for food garden projects.

Andrea Watson sings into a carrot for a good cause.
Andrea Watson sings into a carrot for a good cause.

But instead of a bucket of water, challengers are invited to sing a song into a carrot, which Agricultural Commission member Christine Berthold and several other local agricultural advocates thought might also be an eye catching way to promote the upcoming community garden and possibly provide grant money for its implementation.

Berthold and a few others were at the Fat Moon one day last month when the idea struck.

“I thought it’d be a fun way to get the word out about community gardens,” said Berthold.

The location for the proposed community garden at the corner of Coldspring and Graniteville roads, a portion of land better known as the Day Parcel, was ceded by the Conservation Commission on Oct. 15 in what was a significant step toward making the project a reality.

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