Harvest Donations Show Gardening Generosity

During the season’s harvest, remember to donate extra vegetables, herbs and fruit to your local food pantry, soup kitchen, church or social agency.

When I was at the Plains Conservation Center on Saturday, I learned that much of the fresh produce grown in the heirloom garden was donated to help feed hungry families.

Tudi Arneill, Plains Center executive director, said all of the pumpkins remaining in the garden would also be donated.

Gardeners in the Denver and Fort Collins area have reported donating more than 200 pounds of fresh vegetables to the Plant a Row for the Hungry effort this year. I have a feeling many more took their gardening bounty to Food Bank of the Rockies donation sites, but didn’t report their contributions.

If you still have some tomatoes, summer squash, peppers, or other produce growing in your garden and you’re wondering what to do with it, please donate it to a food agency site in your neighborhood and let me know your totals. Just send an email to me at jodi@WesternGardeners.com.



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