In Case You Missed It – Pavilion Construction Update
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If you’ve already purchased a brick to support our pavilion construction, thank you!
See the Emmett O’Brien students in action!
Dear farm friend,We’re writing to you today to draw your attention to a special effort currently under way on the farm. Hopefully by now, you’ve seen the pavilion under construction in the farm’s Learning Garden. This new post-and-beam structure will serve as a central gathering space for the growing list of programs taking place on the farm. It will also provide much needed shade and rain protection for farm staff.Massaro is pleased to partner with Emmett O’Brien Technical School carpentry department in the construction of this facility, which affords the students a valuable learning opportunity. Haynes Group of Seymour generously donated foundation work for the project, and Huestis Tucker Architects donated design, renderings and general contract management.
We are half-way to our fundraising goal for this campaign but need your help to complete the project. If we can complete the pavilion this fall, we can take advantage of an additional gift of a solar array – a grouping of solar panels to generate electricity – on the pavilion roof. This would make this the third such installment on the farm, which solar generation minimizes our carbon footprint.Your purchase of a brick commemorates you or a loved one and becomes the perimeter of the pavilion, etching your place in Massaro history. Bricks come in two sizes and can be purchased through the farm’s website or using the following link. Brick samples and forms are also in the barn for your reference.With sincerest gratitude,Steve MunnoFarm DirectorCaty PooleExecutive Director
Rendering of completed pavilion, anticipated by year end 2022.
Thank you to the 50 individuals who’ve already purchased a brick!
The Farm wishes to acknowledge the Katharine Matthies Foundation for its recent grant of $7,500 in support of our food security efforts across the Lower Naugatuck Valley.