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    Monday, August 15, 2022

    Planting trees in Fort Trumbull

    Wyeth Bonser, right, and Hayward Gatch dig holes as volunteers with the Fort Trumbull Memorial Orchard plant trees and seedlings on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in the New London neighborhood. Gatch, co-founder of the New London Mutual Aid Collective, estimated they have about 15 fruit trees on the city-owned land and hope 80 percent will make it through the winter. The group's goal is to distribute and plant fruit trees around New London, as well as have some available at its aid giveaway in efforts to share food with the community. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

    New London — Wyeth Bonser and Hayward Gatch and other volunteers with the Fort Trumbull Memorial Orchard were planting trees and seedlings on Thursday in the neighborhood.

    Gatch, co-founder of the New London Mutual Aid Collective, estimated they have about 15 fruit trees on the city-owned land and hope 80 percent will make it through the winter. The group's goal is to distribute and plant fruit trees around New London, as well as have some available at its aid giveaway in efforts to share food with the community.

    Hayward Gatch digs a hole as volunteers with the Fort Trumbull Memorial Orchard plant trees and seedlings on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in the New London neighborhood. Gatch, co-founder of the New London Mutual Aid Collective, estimated they have about 15 fruit trees on the city-owned land and hopes 80 percent will make it through the winter. The group's goal is to distribute, and plant fruit trees around New London as well as have some available at its aid giveaway in efforts of sharing food with the community. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Hayward Gatch, left, and Wyeth Bonser dig holes as volunteers with the Fort Trumbull Memorial Orchard plant trees and seedlings on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in the New London neighborhood. Gatch, co-founder of the New London Mutual Aid Collective, estimated they have about 15 fruit trees on the city-owned land and hope 80 percent will make it through the winter. The group's goal is to distribute and plant fruit trees around New London, as well as have some available at its aid giveaway in efforts of sharing food with the community. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Wyeth Bonser, center, places a tree as Hayward Gatch walks past as volunteers with the Fort Trumbull Memorial Orchard plant trees and seedlings on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in the New London neighborhood. Gatch, co-founder of the New London Mutual Aid Collective, estimated they have about 15 fruit trees on the city-owned land and hope 80 percent will make it through the winter. The group's goal is to distribute and plant fruit trees around New London, as well as have some available at its aid giveaway in efforts of sharing food with the community. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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