Francesco Visone and I drove up to North Raleigh today to help Linda Gaskins at Grow and Share transplant over 200 seedlings of tomato plants. Grow And Share is a non-profit fighting hunger from the ground up through gardening education, garden and community building. Combating hunger throughout the US is critical during these economic times, and crucial to our future food supply.
The only thing Grow and Share asks for in return is to do exactly that - grow the food and share with your choice of charity.
Last year Grow and Share donated to the Wedge Garden about 60 - 70 seedlings of tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, all sorts of hot peppers and herbs. For the first time, with this donation and other donations by Chris Kafer (Cameron Park Resident) and Francesco Visone, in 2014 we grew over 500 lbs of produce and shared 90% of it with the community including Plant a Row for the Hungry. For those who attended the Taste of the Wedge Garden party last year saw the garden overflowing with summer produce.
This year we plan to grow at least 500 lbs with the help of community members, NC State students and Haven House youth. Here's to another great season!
|Shamsa & Francesco Visone|