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Courtesy De English
Volunteers prepare beds for planting sugar snap peas.
Friday, September 6, 2013
The Giving Garden, started by the Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake in collaboration with the Franklin County Master Gardeners and the Booker T. Washington National Monument, and with help from many volunteers, continues to supply fresh produce to the Food Pantry at Lake Christian Ministries.
Harvest from the spring and summer reaped more than 1,400 pounds and is expected to top 1 ton when fall crops are harvested in the months to come.
As for many local gardeners, the excessive rain has been a challenge. Tomato blight has been a problem; however, the green beans, beets, turnips and peas have done well.
Dedicated volunteers have been busy planting seeds over the past two weeks for the fall crop.
Local gardeners and farmers with a surplus of produce from their gardens can donate it directly to the Food Pantry for distribution to those in need by dropping it off at Hot Shots Family Fun Center off of Virginia 122 in Moneta for pick up by volunteers.
For more information about the organic Giving Garden, contact De English at 483-0123.
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