OGDENSBURG Ogdensburg Community Garden Coordinator Sherry Tynan announced her resignation Friday. I just dont have the energy to focus on the community garden, Ms. Tynan said.
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, she built a website that is able to host member activity and keep people up to date on whats happening at the garden. That effort alone kept her occupied for about two months, she said.
When she isnt gardening, she attends online classes at Ashford University, where she is pursuing her masters degree in environmental studies.
She said she also has 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.
Ive lived here for a year in peace and quiet. I dont want to move, she said.
Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Thomas P. Luckie Jr. said the community garden will continue running, although there could be some changes.
There might not be a coordinator, as such, Mr. Luckie said.
Mr. Luckie said it will continue to be maintained by members of the community that are interested and passionate about the garden.
The community garden is located on a quarter of an acre plot of Fort de la Presentation land near Lighthouse Point.