Clubs Partner Up to Benefit Giving Garden

The high school service organization, known as the Interact Club, prides itself on service to others. One of the club’s current projects is a partnership with the Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield, at the Giving Garden in Warren.
Working at the Wagner Farm Arboretum, the Rotarians and Interact Club members hauled planting soil and compost to prepare four planting beds for this season’s vegetables.
The four foot by forty foot plots were dug, raked smooth, tamped, and then lined with string for three rows in each plot. Beets and carrots seeds were planted and covered by the excited students.
“With the Interact Club’s help, we quickly prepared and planted seeds in the four beds,” said Michael Townley, Rotary Club secretary and gardener. “ We really enjoy working with the kids at the Garden. It’s fun to work with them and see them have fun while helping others. It’s just too bad that the crops aren’t ready for them to harvest before school gets out in June.”
The beets and carrots will be tended by the two clubs and the crops, when harvested, will go to the Star Fish Food Pantry and the Salvation Army kitchen in Plainfield.
More information about the Interact Club can be found at the Rotary Club’s website at
The Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield welcomes new members who have an interest in serving others while developing new friendships. The club meets Wednesdays at 12:15 PM in Giovanna’s Restaurant, 1462 South Avenue, Plainfield. Come as a guest and see what Rotary is all about.
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