We had a big group of volunteers at Basin’s Backyard Garden on Friday over lunch. We harvested the remainder of the radishes, a lot of lettuce and herbs, a little spinach, and dug up one potato plant to see if we had b-sized potatoes yet. (The answer: not really.)
All told, the harvest was only eight pounds worth, but it was mostly leafy greens!
Della Mastel volunteered to take the produce to Community Action Program Region VII. Brenda Sather, executive director, and Joey Huber, case manager, accepted the donations with many thanks. Sather says the garden vegetables go to low income households through the “bread shelf.” The bread shelf is different from the food pantry in that everything on the bread shelf is perishable. She says the families love to come in and see fresh vegetables on the shelf, and usually reach for those items first.