Grow Food for Local Hunger Relief with Just Roots this Summer
Families Can Help Grow Food for Hunger Relief
in Greenfield this Summer
Western Massachusetts is lush with farms, making locally grown and produced foods relatively easy to find. However, there are many local families who are not able to enjoy locally grown produce, for a variety of reasons.
Just Roots, a Greenfield organization whose mission is to provide the community with the knowledge of farming necessary for food production, is growing a “Food for All Garden.” The purpose of the one-acre garden is to produce, through community effort, locally grown food to donate to local hunger relief organizations.
However, the veggies can’t be grown without volunteers! Currently, the garden is waiting to be planted with starts donated by local farmers. Throughout the summer, volunteers will be needed to help with weeding, harvesting, etc. Participating in community service with your family at the Food for All Garden can help kids and their adults learn about hunger in our community, and how access to food (especially local food) can depend on economic status. It’s a great summer community service project! Work sessions will take place weekly on Wednesdays from 4-7pm and Sundays from 9am-12pm through the harvest. For more information on volunteering, visit justroots.org.
[Photo credit: (ccl) Susy Morris]