I am a rising 6th grader at Bedford Middle School. When my mom told me about Mike Aitkenhead’s dismissal from Wakeman Town Farm, I was devastated. My mom and I had attended Mr. Aitkenhead’s gardening work shops and volunteered at the farm. We also hosted one about chicken keeping. We loved the workshops and helping out at the farm, while visiting with Mr. Aitkenhead, his wife, and his adorable children.
My friend Charlie and I where hoping to join the Wakeman Town Farm Gardening Clubs as an after school activity to work on gardening and also because we knew we were visiting someone we really admired. Mr. Aitkenhead is kind and inspired us to learn so much about how we could make a difference in our own back yards with gardening and chicken keeping. We were really looking forward to attending more gardening work shops and making new friends at the after school activity.
When I first moved to Westport I found it a little hard to find friends so my mom recommended joining an after school activity. I tried sports and found a few friends but it was hard. Once my mom introduced me to the Wakemen Town Farm I found lots of new friends, one of them being Mr. Aitkenhead.
The Aitkenhead’s are a loving, hard working family that should stay at WTF because they have touched so many hearts, including mine.