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New pavilion at garden is an Eagle Scout project
Litchfield.bz (07-01-19)


 

Blaise Perusse, right, of Boy Scout Troop 29 in Bantam talks with troop adult leader Mike Caruso during construction of a pavilion at the Litchfield Community Garden on Saturday. BZ photos

Boy Scouts and adult leaders from Troop 29 in Bantam carried out another well-conceived Eagle Scout project on Saturday when they built a pavilion at the Litchfield Community Garden on Litchfield Land Trust property off Brush Hill Road.

The project was organized by Scout Blaise Perusse, who becomes the latest in a long line of Troop 29 Scouts to oversee Eagle Scout projects that benefit the community. Perusse will be a senior at Litchfield High School.

The land trust and the Litchfield Community Center, partners in the community garden, donated the funding for the project. Perusse, fellow Scouts and the troop's adult leaders provided the manpower.

Established in 2009, the community garden provides 32 plots for local gardeners. All 32 plots are occupied this summer. The garden is part of the land tust's Graham Thompson Preserve.

Below, work on the pavilion is in its final stage.

Below, gardeners enjoy their first picnic beneath the pavilion.