Britey Farms lost Jerry and Jerry in 2018
The midtown garden will grow on without the help of two key volunteers, both named Jerry, who died months apart.
Jerry Greenhaw and Jerry Pritchett at Britey Farms in 2016
The midtown garden Britey Farms will grow on without the help of two key volunteers, both named Jerry.
Jerry Pritchett and Jerry Greenhaw died a few months apart in 2018. Keith Butler, who owns the property at East 33rd Street and South Jamestown Avenue, says the Jerrys have been sorely missed. But although spring planting will be delayed, Butler says the garden will continue.
“Without Jerry Pritchett helping me get it started (in 2008) and Jerry Greenhaw overseeing it, simply put, the garden would not have done as well as it has done,” Butler says. “Greenhaw is the reason for the success the past few years. Pritchett laid the groundwork.”
In 2018, donations collected for the garden’s produce raised $6,000. The proceeds were divided evenly among five charities: Stand in the Gap, Project Elf, The Little Lighthouse, Habitat for Humanity and Huruma Dolor orphanage in Stellah, Kenya.
Butler says more volunteers will be needed this year as Greenhaw was there every day, often for several hours a day. Those interested can call Butler’s office at 918-481-6868 or simply stop by.