From seed to table

Above: Mike Harrison, a Mountain Lake Services resident, works for the Seed to Table program.

Andrea Connor loves seeing the satisfaction her Mountain Lake Services residents get from a hard day’s work.

Connor runs Seed to Table, a garden and horticulture program with a greenhouse, garden, and orchards in Moriah, where MLS residents seed, plant, harvest, and process fruits and vegetables.

Seed to Table received a GAF grant to fund four projects: construction of four handicap-accessible raised garden beds; purchase of a full-length refrigerator and a wreath-making machine so residents can continue to work in winter; and gardening tools.

“This means our residents can continue to work more independently,” Connor said. “What they’re doing is fun and educational, and we’re bringing produce to farmers market—goods that Essex County residents can buy.”