Johnson, Lauder and Savidge donates time to help VINES

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Employees from one of the oldest accounting firms in Greater Binghamton spent some time this morning away from their desks and volunteering in a community garden.

VINES hosted members of Johnson, Lauder and Savidge at its Urban Farm in downtown Binghamton. The firm spent the morning weeding plant beds, picking peas and prepping new land VINES recently acquired for gardening by removing rocks and trimming trees. VINES, with the help of FEMA and the City of Binghamton, has been able to expand its farm on and around Tudor Street using properties that were bought out following the 2011 flood. J S and L Partner Brandon Sunderlin says that with all the rain we’ve been getting lately, VINES needed a lot of help with weeding.

Sunderlin says “It makes us feel great. Everybody in the firm has been excited all week about this, looking forward to the opportunity to get out here. It’s great to get out of the office, get out and do some good for the community

Sunderlin says last year the firm spent a day helping out in the Discovery Center’s Story Garden.

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