Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bob the Builder Award: That extra row of veggies

"With a little planning and effort, backyard vegetable gardens can provide fresh produce for the hungry. Harvesters is asking gardeners to add a row of produce specifically to be donated."

"Planting an extra row doesn't add a whole lot of work," says the food bank's director, "and it can make a huge difference for people in need to have fresh produce."

It is called "Plant a Row for the Hungry." It is nation wide effort that began in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association. Harvesters will collect the food at drop off points and divide it among food pantries.