On May 30th 2009, volunteers from the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit West Haven and volunteers from the Turkish Cultural Center Connecticut came together for a noble quest.
The volunteers came together at the church backyard to plant a vegetable garden whoce harvest will be donated to West Haven Emergency Taskforce (WHEAT). The City of West Haven delivered compost and Soundview Landscape Supply donated topsoil in support of the project. Major John Pickard attended the opening ceremony and thanked all the organizers. The church pastor Rev. Dr. Lisa D. Hahneman and Imam Fatih Akdemir blessed the garden with Christian and Muslim prayers for a prosperous harvest.
Read more about this event from the New Haven Register's May 31st issue.