Waterford Insurance Agency Community Garden
For the past several years we have sponsored a community garden on the vacant section of our property. With Yolenda Price as our Garden Leader, everyone in the office helps to plant, harvest and tend the garden of fresh vegetables. Twice per week anything that is ready and ripe is gathered and Richard Berkfield makes a delivery to Open Door Resource Center in Waterford.
At the end of our 2016 growing season, our efforts contributed over 8,000 pounds of fresh vegetables for those not as fortunate as us. They can go and find healthy, fresh produce for their families.
Also, as part of their Community Service Awards program, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company recognized Berkfield & Co by donating 1,000 to Open Door Outreach Center.
In the spring of 2017, through a coordinated effort with the Boy Scouts in Waterford, raised beds were installed in the garden. These make it much easier for planting, harvesting, weed control and overall maintenance.