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November 2016 – Sustainable Champion Valerie Flynn

November 2016 – Sustainable Champion Valerie Flynn

This month’s Sustainability Champion is Valerie Flynn.

Valerie is a Somerdale resident who is an active member of the Somerdale Green Committee, contributing both her time and knowledge of gardening to our community. She is instrumental in our annual Earth Day event and helps to coordinate the operation of Somerdale’s Community Garden.  The Garden is open to all residents to take the vegetables that are grown in it throughout the summer.

Every August, Somerdale has an annual outdoor Concert Series and one of the evenings is a “Jersey Fresh” theme, featuring local artists.  Valerie takes vegetables from the garden and makes them available to concert attendees. She also creates various dishes with them for sampling to encourage healthy eating.  Valerie creates recipe cards to go with them for the concert goers.  This has become a big hit and her efforts go above and beyond for our community

We are proud to recognize Valerie Flynn as our Camden County Sustainability Champion for the month of November.