A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held at Assumption Catholic School on Stratfield Road to unveil our new Community Garden.
Students, faculty, administration, and Father Peter Cipriani, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, came together over a two week period to help beautify the outdoor space of the school, a hidden gem tucked away behind the Church which enrolls Pre-K-8th grade students throughout Fairfield County. In addition to the beautification project, a generous donor constructed and donated three garden boxes which will hold herbs, vegetables and flowers. These garden boxes will be maintained by students throughout the year and will help support their environmental and science projects taught inside the classroom.
Vegetables including carrots, tomatoes, peas and beans will be donated to needy families as well as to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Principal Steven J. Santoli shares, “I am so proud of what our students, teachers and families have come together to do to show their love of Assumption grow! Come by and visit us anytime to see God’s work in action.” He also stated that, “Without the support of two dedicated fathers who have landscaping and tree business experience none of this would of been possible. They prepared the site and gave countless hours of hard work. This was all a true labor of love.”
Photos taken by Mrs. Rosa Ferreira