Tuesday, February 22, 2011
If you're thinking about planting a spring vegetable garden, please consider planting an extra row for the hungry. In the Kansas City region, 1 in 8 people receive emergency food assistance. It's likely we all have someone in our address book who is food insecure.
This year, Powell Gardens is partnering with Harvesters to encourage gardeners to participate in the Plant a Row for the Hungry Program. At their plant sale on Mother's Day weekend, Powell Gardens will offer a discount to anyone who pledges to Plant a Row for the Hungry and donate it to Harvesters. Pledge and get 1 free vegetable plant with every 10 purchased and 1 free seed packet with every 10 purchased.
If you can't make it the Powell Gardens Spring Plant Sale, you can still mail your pledge to Harvesters. Just print the pledge form at the top of this page.
In Kansas City, you can plant a little extra and donate it through drop-off sites the Harvesters has available throughout the metro for fresh produce. Harvesters.org also contains a list of upcoming classes in the KC on how to get started with a vegetable gardening. To see a schedule of classes and a list of drop-off sites for your bountiful harvest, go to http://harvesters.org/GiveFood/Index.asp?x=050|030|010&~=