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Home gardeners can help the hungry by donating some harvest

 


Gardening's popularity has surged during the coronavirus pandemic; it provides exercise, outdoor time, emotional well-being and wholesome produce. Home gardening also can provide some hunger relief to others during a time of rising food insecurity.

Many home gardeners are donating portions of their freshly picked harvests to food banks, meal programs and shelters.

Some are cultivating ``giving gardens'' set aside for donations. These plots are weighted toward long-term storage crops like carrots and winter squash or nutrient-dense potatoes and beans.

``When gardeners are able to donate a st...



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