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Sherry Tynan resigns as Community Garden Coordinator


Ogdensburg Community Garden Coordinator Sherry Tynan announced her resignation on Friday.

“I just don’t have the energy to focus on the community garden,” Ms. Tynan said, explaining her decision to vacate the position.

The garden, made possible through a grant from the state Department of Health that is managed through the Boys and Girls Club, was started in 2012.

Ms. Tynan has been the coordinator of the garden, a volunteer position, for all of 2013.

During her time as coordinator Ms. Tynan built a brand-new website for the garden that is able to host member activity and keep people up to date on what’s happening at the garden. That effort alone kept her occupied for about two months, she said.

When she isn’t gardening Ms. Tynan attends online classes at Ashford University where she is pursuing her masters in environmental studies.

Ms. Tynan said she has also been having problems with a “ringing” in her home that began earlier this year and has caused her no small amount of discomfort.

Since first hearing the noise in April Ms. Tynan has torn her house apart to find its source but to no avail.

“I’ve lived here [in her house] for a year in peace and quiet. I don’t want to move,” she said.

Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Thomas P. Luckie Jr. said the community garden will continue running.

Going forward Mr. Luckie said, “There might not be a coordinator as such.”

Mr. Luckie said it will continue to be maintained by members of the community that are interested and passionate about the garden.

Ms. Tynan said, “The community garden needs a good leader. They need somebody who loves gardening.”

The community garden is located on a quarter of an acre plot of Fort de la Presentation land near Lighthouse Point.

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