Yesterday, Norwalk Mayor Rilling, Senator Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader, Suzanne Piacentini, HUD, Field Office Director and community members joined the Norwalk Housing Authority for a ribbon cutting of the Colonial Village Learning Center Community Garden.
This beautiful community garden will be maintained by K-5 students, who are learning about the importance of aspects of gardening, including patience as they wait for the plants to grow, how hard work can bring results, the benefits of growing healthy food, and lifelong values such as teamwork. After the ribbon cutting, the Norwalk Housing Authority gave everyone a tour of recently renovated Community Village sample units.
The Norwalk Housing Authority is halfway through the phased gut renovations of all 200 apartments as part of its efforts to improve the lives and living conditions of the families they serve.
View additional photos and a video of the ribbon-cutting event on the City of Norwalk website here.