Gardening for Health
Learn the skills you and your family need to grow, harvest, cook and preserve fresh vegetables in our Gardening for Health program. Individual and group plot spaces are free but require maintenance from the gardener. The garden is accessible from April to October. Assistance is provided to beginners.
In 2020, the community gardeners donated 1,122 pounds of produce to Bethel Churches United’s New Carlisle Food Pantry and 932 pounds more of veggies to the Park Layne Food Pantry, for a total donated amount of 2,054 pounds.
In 2019, the Gardening for Health members donated 1253.5 pounds of fresh vegetables to the local food bank. Gardeners donated: 789 lbs of tomatoes, 139 lbs of peppers, 76 lbs of green beans, 27 lbs of cucumbers, 72 lbs of zucchini, 20 lbs of eggplants, 13.5 lbs of onions, 82 lbs of potatoes, 5 lbs of okra, 4lbs of tomatillos, 1 lb of carrots and 25 lbs of squash
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