Gardeners Sought For Program



ELLSWORTH — Home gardeners and commercial growers are asked to consider planting an extra row of produce each year and donating the surplus to local soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries to help fight hunger through the Plant A Row for the Hungry program.

 

Plant A Row for the Hungry is a national public service program of the Garden Writers Association, begun in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1995. It took five years to reach the first million pounds of donated produce and then only two more years to donate the next million pounds. Since 1995, 14 million pounds of fresh produce has been donated to help fight hunger without any subsidy or red tape.

Hancock County’s Plant A Row program is open to all interested gardeners.

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Hancock County office is now registering gardeners to participate in the Plant a Row for the Hungry program.

If interested, contact Sue Baez at 667-8212 or [email protected].

 

For more community news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

 

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