This week, some of our school farm produce was ready for harvest. Yippee!
On Wednesday, our class harvested several boxes of romaine, green, and red leaf lettuce, and then we donated it to our college's student food pantry. Unfortunately, our county has one of the highest unemployment and under-employment rates in the State of California.
In response, a group of students got together (a few years ago) and created a food pantry that distributes boxes of donated surplus food to needy student families. There are so many young families in crisis today. I am really proud of the students that created this wonderful, helpful program for their peers and it felt great to be able to participate in a small student effort to support it.
Farm Lab Friday will be spent harvesting the rest of the lettuces (ripe ones) and donating them to a great local shelter and a food distribution center. It feels so good to be learning something as practical and important as gardening, and to be able to share it with other people.
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Deborah Jean's Dandelion House
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