Share Your Harvest
In the summer when people have extra tomatoes, zucchini, peaches, apricots and their neighbors won't answer the door when you arrive with some to share- that's when they should check Community Food Bank's pantry list for the closest food pantry in their zip code. The food bank has a website - communityfoodbank.net or people can call them at 237-3663.
Fresno has been part of the nationwide effort called Plant A Row to Feed the Hungry since 2000. Plant a Row encourages home gardeners to plant an extra row in their garden and share their bounty with food pantries and soup kitchens. Locally we collect more than 30,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables for the food bank and provide several free classes at the Garden of the Sun.
**Our next free class is Square Foot Gardening on 9/29/12 about gardening in small spaces, taught by Master Gardeners at the Garden of the Sun.
I have donated to Hope Lutheran, the Pinedale Good Neighbor Center, and the Evangel Home. People's faces light up when you arrive with fresh fruit or produce.