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The WAMY Avery Garden “grew” by leaps and bounds this year ! They were able to meet their goal of adding 10 additional raised beds, which doubled their growing capacity.

This season, they donated 690 lbs of fresh fresh vegetables to our clients and local food banks. Garden donations included kale, chard, green beans, tomatoes, squash, peas, radishes, garlic, lettuce, peppers and much more. In some cases, they even included recipes with the food so that food bank clients would have an idea for how to cook the food.

Grow Watauga is pleased to support this important program through our small grants program. We can't wait to see what they do next!

Got spring fever? Anxious to get your garden started? Come pick up your free seeds and starts from our Plant a Row for the Hungry table at the King Street Farmers' Market! This month we will be handing out tomato and pepper plants.

There is absolutely no obligation- we only ask that you donate any extra produce (if you have some) from your garden to a local food bank. The King Street Farmers' Market is open Tuesdays from 4-7pm May - October. Find out more here.

Master Gardener volunteers enjoy working shoulder to shoulder on a project, especially when it involves growing vegetables for a local food bank or agency serving those in need. See the article about our Plant a Row for the Hungry program and other community garden programs in the latest edition of NC State CALS magazine!

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