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FDR vegetable garden up and running

February 15, 2018 11:32 am

HYDE PARK — The vegetable garden at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park is up and running. Once a nearly two acre vegetable garden for the Roosevelt family, this area was paved over as a parking lot in 1948. Over the past three years, the National Park Service has initiated a project to restore the garden. We welcome volunteers to join us in this exciting project.

We will be holding informational meetings for individuals interested in volunteering. Come learn about the history of the garden, plans for the upcoming season, long term restoration goals, and

roles for volunteers. Meetings will be held 10-11 a.m. Feb. 20, March 3 and MArch 10 at the Wallace Visitor & Educational Center at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site on Route 9 in Hyde Park. To register for a meeting, call Susan MacAvery, NPS Horticulturist, at 845-229-421 8, or email susansanmacavery@nps.gov.

All levels of gardening experience are welcome. We will provide the tools and training you need.