Shared Harvest Garden

sharedThe farm stand will be open Thursdays from 4-6:00 pm, in season only. Check for signs.

Shared Harvest Garden Coordinator
Mary Solera
msolera99@gmail.com

The Community Gardens has decided to expand its mission to include a ‘Shared Harvest Garden’, in addition to the individual plots available for registration. The goal is to enlighten and expose residents to the world of fresh produce and gardening without the long-term commitment of registering a plot. For those who want their own plot, they will still be available.

The Shared Harvest Garden is a community volunteer maintained garden that educates on the benefits of fresh food choices with a goal of providing free seasonal produce for members of our community. The garden will be located in the large rear field of the Community Gardens. The plan is to plant common crops that families will know and a few crops that will expand the vegetable choices on our tables. And, yes the plan is to give the produce away. One day a week from late June to early October, we will set up a stand to distribute produce, free of charge, to individuals and families that stop by the Farm. Preparation advice and recipes will be available too. Everyone is welcome.

How will this work? Every week starting in the spring, volunteer leaders will plan the tasks needed and be available to teach, organize and execute them with drop-in help from youth, teens and adults from the community. A weekly email blast and set volunteer hours will keep everyone on the same page. Organizers hope individuals, families and community organizations will come out for this great cause and offer their time and expertise to the effort. No matter what your gardening skill level, your help is welcome and needed: soil preparation, planting, watering, composting, weeding, pest control, harvesting or fence maintenance. To inquire about leadership roles or to get on the contact list, email Mary at msolera99@gmail.com. For more information on the project, the community gardens or Parmelee Farm, contact Peg at info@kwgardens.org.


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