Every year I give about 700 lbs of organically grown GIANT PUMPKIN in November to the Food Depot here in Santa Fe. It feels good to not waste any food that I’ve grown and I grow so much. Yes, I am the ‘Tomato Lady’ at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and make a little money but I like to donate food I’ve grown as well. It feels good to give back to the community.
So this year I’ve created another small vegetable garden patch at our studio, Liquid Light Glass in an empty plot in front of the parking lot where it was just dirt and weeds. We will be growing tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and beans. The food produced there will be donated to The Food Bank and other organizations that help feed the hungry.
The Food Bank is a service organization that distributes food in Northern New Mexico to communities in need. They encourage gardeners in the area to ‘plant an extra row’ in their vegetable garden and donate the produce to help feed the hungry. ‘Plant a Row for the Hungry’ is a Public Service Program that was originally started by The Garden Writers Association in 1995.
Maybe you can ‘plant an extra row’ and donate some of your produce for the hungry. Here is the PlantARow flyer from The Food Depot explaining how you can help.