Gardener’s Supply, an online gardening supply company based in Vermont, has launched a Garden to Give initiative to encourage gardeners to grow food for local food banks by planting Giving Gardens.They teamed up with High Mowing Organic Seeds to provide seeds to 500 gardeners to plant a Giving Garden. If you are anything like me, you probably have seeds and produce to share.
Intrigued, I wanted to see if our local Thurston County Food Bank accepts garden-grown produce and was excited to see that they do! Check out the Grower’s Guide for instructions on how to participate and what crops are needed. As of the date of this post, these were the top needed items:
- Bell peppers
- Hardy greens (kale, collards, etc)
- Onions (all kinds)
The food bank also has a gleaning volunteer program that organizes work parties to harvest surplus produce from local farms. Gleaning refers to harvesting leftover or sometimes unused food crops.
Keep growing and share your gardening love.
Today’s weather: It was a beautiful sunny day today in the South Sound with highs in the low 50s. I did a lot of yard work today, doing cleanup, digging holes and planting my native plants from the TCD Native Plant Sale.
Special shoutout to my mom today: Happy Birthday!