Original post dated 11/19/2016:
Good morning, Gardeners! I am very pleased to announce that The Giving Garden broke our all-time donation record TODAY! Last year’s total produce donations were 2,078 lbs. but this year we have exceeded 2,100 lbs…..and we are still donating, thanks to all of your efforts!!! As you know, all of our donated organic veggies, fruits, and herbs go to Christian Community Action and AUMC Food Share.
The temp was 46 degrees this morning, but a lot of you nevertheless showed up to help harvest. (Check out the attached pics to see everyone wearing their winter coats!) Our harvest totaled 54 lbs., including the following pounds: kale – 2.5, collards – 2.5, mustard greens – .5, radishes & carrots & peppers – 4.5, turnips – 7.5, lettuce – .5, peppers – 9, eggplants (all sizes!) – 14.5, okra – 2, herbs – .5, sweet potato & cucumber – 1, chard 1.5, and kale & cabbage .5. You may notice that a lot of these items are lightweight, but we made up for it with lots of bulk.
So this Thanksgiving, I want to thank each and every one of you for all you have done to help our neighbors in need by growing and donating nutritious and yummy food. I also want to thank you for your efforts and energy, your support of this garden and your kindness to one another. This Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for and I am thankful for just knowing each and every one of you!