Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Plant a Row for the Hungry

Master Gardeners' vegetable garden
A devoted Master Gardeners of the Foothills group has been growing vegetables all summer and fall in the Heirloom Vegetable Garden site.  It's resulted in well over 600 lbs. of produce to our local food banks.

In the spirit of the Garden Writer Association initiative, I've titled this post "Plant a Row for the Hungry" -- they've been encouraging this for years. 

But lots of groups are growing food for local food banks on open space in our cities and towns. Often, it's on space previously devoted to lawn;  here it's a highly productive garden area that's been well-tended for many years as the Heirloom Vegetable Garden.

Check out the great fall plantings that they've made.  What a lovely, productive garden!
cool-season vegetables and the last of the peppers

1 comment:

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I love this idea. I'll probably be donating some of my backyard fruit to local food banks.