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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Extra Veggies? Feed the Hungry!

I enjoy gardening a lot more than I actually enjoy eating vegetables.  Certain things I like eating more than others, like I really enjoy FRESH cucumbers and zucchini, but I'm not a huge tomato fan, and I really don't eat hot peppers at all.

And yet, in my garden at home, I've got 13 tomato plants and 11 hot pepper plants.  Why?  Well, because they're fun to grow!

But instead of pawning my excess vegetables off on neighbors, I think this year I'm going to donate my extras to the Inter Faith Food Shuttle's "Plant A Row for Hunger" program.  They gladly accept donations of fresh produce, with only a few restrictions (primarily, no pesticides in the 2 weeks prior to harvest).

I found out about this program by doing a simple google search for "donate produce durham".  Maybe your area has a similar program!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea. I love the web site's request for fresh food and planting a row for the hungry. I wish we had something like this where I live. I didn't find anything in a quick search, but the local churches may know of something. I will "dig" into this a little deeper.