Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Growing for Good

by Jen

Harvesting is in full swing at the Community Garden. A nice hot(!) summer, and the recent rain, means the gardeners have a lot to pick from their plots. Sometimes, they have a little too much. A new addition to the Community Garden is the donation wagon by the south garden gate. Gardeners are encouraged to put their excess harvest in the wagon, and several times a week, I take the donations to the Northfield Food Pantry. The first wagon-full of donated produce included crookneck squash, eggplant, string beans, tomatoes, peppers, beets, pattypan squash, butternut squash, and basil. I was thrilled to take so much  produce to donate!