Jul 5th, 2013

Diggin' Potatoes

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 

Volunteers harvest potatoes the FeedMore kitchen.

Volunteers harvest potatoes the FeedMore kitchen.

This week we harvested 204 lbs. of turnips, zucchini, red potatoes, beets, celery, and cherry tomatoes from the Community Kitchen Garden for FeedMore.
2013 year-to-date produce donated: 1,273 lbs.

Also this week the Lewis Ginter Youth Volunteer Program (YVP), led by the Children’s Garden staff, started working in the Community Kitchen Garden. The teens work in the Community Kitchen Garden on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and this week the YVP helped to harvest potatoes, pruned herbs and weeded.  Stay tuned for another blog post about the wonderful youth we have who are volunteering and participating in this important educational program.

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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