Community Garden Dedicated to Terry Backer

September 22, 2016

The Pirhala Farm, located off Connors Lane, was renamed for the late Representative Terry Backer. Shown are Rep. Ben McGorty, R-122, Mayor John Harkins, Backer’s mother, Kaye Backer, Rep. Joe Gresko, D-121, and Rep. Laura Hoydick, R-120. — John Kovach photo

A man of the sea who also left his mark on land was honored Sept. 14 when Stratford named its community garden after the late state Representative Terry Backer.

The former Pirhala Farm on Connors Lane is now the Terry Backer Community Farm of Stratford.

Read the Stratford Star article.