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Katonah Nursery Partners With Somers Groups to Supply Produce to St. Luke's Food Pantry

Children's librarian Vicki DiSanto plants herbs in the garden at the Wright-Reis Homestead. Photo credit: Somers Seed Lending Library/Facebook.
Children's librarian Vicki DiSanto plants herbs in the garden at the Wright-Reis Homestead. Photo credit: Somers Seed Lending Library/Facebook.
Katonah Nursery is teaming up with the Somers Historical Society and the Somers Library Seed Lending Library to create a garden at the Wright Reis Homestead in Somers. The garden will supply produce to St. Luke's Food Pantry in Somers.

Katonah Nursery supplied volunteer gardeners with heirloom seeds and heirloom plants that they are cultivating for the needy. The herbs, produce and flowers will be donated to the St. Luke's Church Food Pantry and seeds will go back into the Somers Seed Lending Library to continue their ongoing efforts.

The gardens are located at the Wright Reis Homestead, an 84-acre farm that was bequest to the Town of Somers in the late 1960's. According to the Town of Somers, the property's farmhouse and outbuildings, the homestead and the Wright family's collections are all maintained by The Somers Historical Society and Town of Somers Historic Properties Board.

Mr. Charles Wright was one of the first vestrymen of St. Luke's Church and the first lion tamer in America.  The Town and Society felt the property was the best place for the garden considering the family's strong roots to the community, according to the Somers Historical Society.

Gardeners will meet Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at the Wright Reis Homestead on Route 139 (Primrose Street) just north of Reis Park. All are welcome to participate in this initiative.

For more information contact the Somers Library Seed Lending Library at (914) 232-5717 or email vherman@wlsmail.org. Interested gardeners may also contact the Somers Historical Society at (914) 277-4977 or by emailing somershistoricalsoc@yahoo.com.

St. Luke's Food Pantry is open on Fridays from 2:00-6:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

For more information about Katonah Nursery, click here.

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