Harvest for the Hungry
The Harvest for the Hungry garden began in the early 1990’s, and is operated and supported by an all-volunteer group. Its main thrust is to provide food to those in need such as the clients of Elisha’s Pantry, F.I.S.H., Food for Thought and The Living Room, to name a few. Master Gardeners participate in two ways: first, simply as community individuals interested in helping the garden meet its produce needs for the needy; or, second, in their capacity as Master Gardeners. As Master Gardeners they provide science-based advice and education in the garden such as assisting the public at the annual plant sale, sitting at an information table, conducting gardening workshops and volunteering as on-site garden consultants and advisers. In this last capacity, a Master Gardener sign at street-side announces his/her presence in the garden while the Master Gardener helps in the garden in between answering questions presented by other volunteers or from people who might drop in after seeing the sign. Volunteer days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.