This summer, the Cleveland Foodbank is working with 10 agencies in our Adopt-A-Garden Program. The member agencies and Foodbank staff planted the gardens on June 4th near the agency pick up area of the building. Each garden is 4’x8’ and has around 6 different items such as tomatoes, carrots, greens, lettuce, peppers, and beans. The agencies and Foodbank staff will work together to maintain the gardens. Foodbank staff have been watering the gardens daily and member agencies come once a week to water, weed and eventually pick the produce for use at their feeding programs. These agencies will attend a workshop on the benefits of fresh produce and provide feedback on how they used the produce from the gardens.
Next time you are at the Foodbank check out the gardens and think about adopting one next year!
“There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling,
as gathering the vegetables one has grown.”
- Alice B. Toklas