Students, teachers, and officials gathered at the Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden in Florence Monday to honor the work of late Hampshire County Representative Peter Kocot.
According to Grow Food Northampton Executive Director Clem Clay, the event at 140 Meadow Street honored the Representative’s work in securing funds to develop Grow Food Northampton’s youth education program and his commitment to education and agriculture.
Clay said the Representative’s widow, Shauneen Kocot was also honored, and other guests were acknowledged for their contributions in sustaining Representative Kocot’s legacy.
Students and teachers from Bridge Street Elementary School toured the 290 plot community garden and helped in the Giving Garden.
The event was also attended by Hampshire County Representative John Scibak, Franklin County Representative Steve Kulik, Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, Northampton Public Schools Superintendent John Provost, and Grow Food Northampton representatives.