Richard has been a longtime volunteer in the CLCC greenhouse. He has done it all, from seeding, to harvesting, and even packaging micro greens to be delivered to customers. He finally was able to see the final stage of this food cycle last winter when he delivered the greens directly to Firebox restaurant in Hartford.

Richard works part time at Home Goods in Vernon and worked for years at the Friendly’s in Manchester.  He has a great sense of humor and is always ready to tell you a joke or two.  Richard lives at home with his mother and is very excited to think about the possibilities of having his own apartment in the CLCC Farm Community.

Teddy with his grandmother Marie Zerba


Teddy recently started volunteering at the CLCC greenhouse.  He waters the micro greens and the new outside garden on Saturday afternoons with his mom Lynn. He is excited to be part of the greenhouse volunteer crew and looks forward to his trips to the greenhouse. He doesn’t even mind getting a little wet as he waters and loves telling everyone that plants need water every day!  He is pictured here showing his grandmother, Marie Zerba, around the greenhouse.