Warwick. Gardeners enlist local Girl Scout Brownies to help beautify Carriage Path

| 26 Oct 2021 | 04:19

Passersby along the Carriage Path between the South Street Parking lot and Main Street in the Village of Warwick may have recently noticed that it has a new look.

When Moshe Schwartzberg, owner of Forever Jewelers and Wolfies Restaurant, noticed that the area along the stairs could use some weed control and landscaping, he discussed this with Ashish Anand, whose State Farm Insurance Agency is located on the Carriage Path.

They decided to contact the Warwick Valley Gardeners, a not-for-profit organization that maintains nine gardens in the Village and Town of Warwick, and offer to pay for the cost of planting flowers to beautify the Carriage Path

In late September local Girl Scout Troop Brownie leaders Kim Brady, Jen Gillen and Andrea Roe had reached out to the Warwick Valley Gardeners for their Brownies to learn about gardening. The Carriage Path seemed like the perfect project.

And so on Oct. 6, the third and fourth graders, Brownie Troop 688, weeded and planted beautiful mums and cabbages from Scheuermann Farms and Greenhouses.

The girls were guided by Mary Berrigan, Irena Ihanchak and Laurie Unlick of Warwick Valley Gardeners Youth Garden Committee and the Village DPW completed the project with compost and mulch.

Established in 1992, the Warwick Valley Gardeners Club is a member the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. and the National Council of State Garden Clubs.

For additional information visit: https://warwickgardeners.com.

- Roger Gavan