Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Algonquin Adds Garden For Local Food Pantry
The original Public Works plan had been to plant decorative vines at the plant but Trustee Jim Steigert who designed the Pantry's new facility on Pyott Road suggested veggies might be more helpful to some residents. About 20 employees at the Schneider Electric which gives its workers a day to do community service agreed to plant the garden.
Algonquin Water and Utilities chief Andy Warmus said village workers would tend the garden. "A lot of them volunteered to take care of it on their lunch hours," said Warmus. He said they'll sprinkle the garden with water from the village's potable supply, not water from the discharge side.