Monday, November 28, 2011

Dunwoody Community Garden's Thanksgiving Harvest Has Special Meaning

From Georgia-

Of the weekly rain-or-shine harvests at the Dunwoody Community Garden in Brook Run Park, the one last week is the most meaningful of the year.

On Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving, volunteers donated 122.5 pounds of fresh produce – mostly greens for salads and cooking, onions, peppers, and herbs – to Malachi’s Storehouse, an outreach mission of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on North Peachtree Road across from the park.

Most of the produce came from the from the hillside plots where the sidewalk ends in Brook Run. Some came from a member’s personal garden and Community Garden volunteers assisted families in need in picking the rest from the Garden of Eatin’ in back of St. Pat’s.

The produce was especially welcome at Malachi’s because of the large crowd St. Pat’s volunteers knew would begin lining up on line Wednesday morning for the weekly afternoon food distribution. St. Pat’s normally feeds an average of 90 families a week with an average of 4.5 persons per family. On the day before Thanksgiving they provisioned for 240 families.

In addition to the produce, St. Pat’s volunteers handed out turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, canned veggies, breads and desserts.

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