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Old Glory and the Garden

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:30 am

Spring brings a new season of fruits, vegetables and herbs to the Glendale Community Garden.

Founded in 2009 through an effort led by Glendale resident and Community Board 5 member Dorie Figliola and sponsored by the Glendale Kiwanis, the garden is home to everything from tomatoes to eggplant to, starting this year, herbs. It is located on a piece of land at 88th Street and 74th Avenue “borrowed” from the Yeshiva Gedolah Seminary, which owns the land.

This year for the first time, a flagpole, was installed at the garden and the American flag was raised over the site in a ceremony on Sunday that included a color guard from Boy Scout Troop #349 from Forest Hills. The flagpole was donated by residents Mike and Katherina Siciliano and Rita Voudouris, and the flag was donated by the yeshiva’s buildings manager, Abraham Markowitz.

The fruits and vegetables that grow there are donated to soup kitchens and senior centers. This year, herbs are being grown in a section constructed with materials donated from The Home Depot.

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