Community Garden harvests & donations, January 2019
The Lakes Park Community Garden harvests fresh produce twice monthly during the growing season. Several dedicated beds provide for fresh food donations, and Community Garden members contribute any excess food they have grown. During these harvests, the Community Garden volunteers also collect canned and boxed food donations from fellow gardeners and friends of the park. The food is brought that same morning to the Community Cooperative soup kitchen on SR 82/Dr Martin Luther King Blvd in Fort Myers. Bill Johnson leads the volunteer donation and harvest team.
(We previously reported the final harvest for 2018 on Facebook – CLICK to check out that post. )
On January 29th, the final total for the month was reported by Bill Johnson:
“We made our sixth donation for the 2019 growing season on Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019. We donated can goods, dried foods and a large variety of produce for a combined total of 160 lbs. This brings our total to 810 lbs. for the 2019 growing season.
Special thanks to the “A” team members for helping with the harvesting on such a cold morning. (Dorothea McLaughlin, Jim Dubyak, Doc Johnson, Norm Smith & Jan Johnson).
I would also like to thank the following garden beds for their kind donations (1, 8, 13, 15, 18, 38, 39, 40, 48, 56, 57, 59, 61, 65, 69, 74, Kathy Busick & the Children`s Garden Center).
Our next scheduled donation is Feb. 12, 2019.”
Here are some photos of today’s volunteers and the harvest. Well done, Community Garden!