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Local Government Officials Plant Democracy at Ballard Green in Ridgefield

State Senator Will Haskell, State Representative Aimee Berger-Girvalo, First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Ridgefield Democrats "Plant Democracy" at Ballard Green

Ridgefield's State Senator Haskell, State Representative Berger-Girvalo  and First Selectman Marconi joined over 40 volunteers on Sunday, April 18th at Ballard Green Senior Housing to "plant democracy" in honor of Earth Day 2021.  The sunshine and early Spring temperatures were ideal for planting Spring flowers in pots and boxes throughout the residential community as well as raking, clean-up and pruning of unwanted branches.  

The service project brought together families and friends who took the opportunity to demonstrate by their actions that democracy--and love of community--brings people together. Ridgefield Democrats underwrote the initiative, contributing colorful pots, pansies, seeds, potting soil and trash bags. Volunteers arrived with spades, gloves, rakes and other equipment, making the day enjoyable and successful.   Senior citizen residents of Ballard Green not only enjoyed  a “mini flowering” of their community, but also spoke one to one with their State Representative Berger-Girvalo and State Senator Haskell during the pleasant afternoon.

"The Plant Democracy project is an example of community-building and collaboration which makes our town a better place for all of our citizens. I thank Senator Will Haskell and State Representative Aimee Berger-Girvalo for their support and work.  I was happy to be part of the effort and to be able to speak to so many residents who came together to help others", noted First Selectman, Rudy Marconi. 

For more photos and information about Plant Democracy, visit Ridgefield CT Democrats

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