Innovative practices to mobilize a community behind growing extra vegetables for neighbors in need.
Plant starts and seed donations are a great way to get more fresh veggies into the hands of the folks who need them.
To enable greater self-sufficiency and continual access to food for clients living with limited access to food banks, Community Harvest distributes free seeds at food banks in the spring.
Many homeowners are willing to Plant a Row for the Hungry in Central Washington.
The utility of seed distribution in hunger relief - a full-circle, sustainable system.
Thurston County Food Bank distributed thousands of plant starts during spring and early summer of 2011 as part of the Plant-A-Row Program.
When asking the community to grow extra produce to feed their neighbors the barriers to entry for the individual gardener will be the cost of plant starts and seed, space and inputs, time and motivation.
Jeff Lowenfels, a garden writer for the Anchorage Daily News and former Garden Writers Association president, spearheaded Plant a Row for the Hungry. Learn more!