The tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, cilantro, basil and mint are in. The HUSH garden has been tilled and planted. Now it’s time to cross days off on the calendar until cherry goodness can be harvested and popped immediately into my mouth like candy from the gods. Yet inevitably the happiness only lasts a week before it becomes abundantly clear that even HUSH can’t cook up enough delights to honor such abundance. Then the mad scramble begins to ‘share’ the harvest with friends and neighbors. The response? The apartment dwellers generally squeal appropriately with gratitude, but others are either at the beach for the next month or in the same predicament – too many veggies and too few mouths to feed.
AmpleHarvest.org is an organization that connects gardeners with local food pantries, allowing them to donate their extra produce.
Enter AmpleHarvest.org. A generous idea for hungry folks in need of fresh nourishment at the local food pantry. AmpleHarvest.org is an organization that connects gardeners with local food pantries, allowing them to donate their extra produce. Brilliant idea, made possible by abundance, generosity, clever thinking, and the world wide web. Pay it forward today. Visit http://www.AmpleHarvest.org, find a pantry near you and start sharing your garden wealth.
If you know of a food pantry in your community that is not currently listed on AmpleHarvest.org, please register them so that they can take advantage of the campaign.
Ample Harvest’s website
CNN’s video about Ample Harvest