On May 7, the Village of Islandia held its sixth annual Community Garden Planting on the village hall grounds. Village residents, board members and employees planted tomatoes, spinach, beans, radishes and peppers in the community garden. The young plants were graciously provided by Borella Nursery. Now, local residents can visit the garden, help take care of the plants and enjoy watching the fruits of their labor grow.
The garden was opened in 2006 as the result of an initiative put forth by Village Mayor Allan Dorman. Mayor Dorman and the village residents are hoping for a bumper crop this year. Residents who participate in the planting not only help beautify the village, but will get a chance to work alongside their neighbors and enjoy each other’s company.