Growing in the Twin Cities with Backyard Harvest

Building a sustainable (and delicious) urban food system – one yard at a time

A Backyard Harvest for our Local Food Shelf June 18, 2009

Filed under: Equal access — Krista Leraas @ 2:26 pm
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As our economy tightens, it is important to remember that many of us will have trouble scraping together enough money to pay the bills. If we consider food to be a basic human right as the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights suggests, no one should have to go hungry. Our local food shelves are on the forefront of seeing this basic human right fulfilled. Last week, we installed our final garden – this one dedicated to the local food shelf. Each week volunteers will stop by the garden to weed, keep pests in check, harvest fresh veggies & herbs & bring them to the food shelf for distribution to the community.

We are excited to be collaborating with Good Neighbor Gardens to care for this garden. Good Neighbor Gardens is a local project that is part of the Summer of Solutions program catalyzing youth-led solutions for a green economy. GNG has provided many of the plants in the plot as well as the people power to help them grow.

Thanks to Mary Hanson for donating space in her yard for this garden & to Jackie & Sarah who helped to install it.

If you are interested in donating money or time to help make this garden a much needed source of fresh food in the food shelves, please let me know!

~ Krista

Interns Jackie McGraw & Sarah Leone install the food shelf garden at Mary Hanson's home.

Interns Jackie McGraw & Sarah Leone install the food shelf garden at Mary Hanson's home.

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