The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center’s Community Garden is thriving this season thanks to the Pine Point School students who planted seedlings and the volunteers from Medtronic who weeded the garden and staked plants. Led by Scott Quaratella and Oscar Camarena, Medtronic arrived at the center on July 1, bringing 27 volunteers, which included both staff and their children. It is a joy and privilege to watch folks of all ages enjoy a fun day of working outside, getting dirty and experiencing the satisfaction of helping one’s neighbor.The Community Garden will provide fresh vegetables for the center’s Emergency Food Pantry, the Children’s Weekender Backpack Food Program, and will be used for lunches that are served at the Granato Senior Center. If you are an individual or group interested in working in the garden, please call the center at 860-599-3285. Susan SedenskyGene Renz Sedensky is the executive director and Renz is a member of the board of directors of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.