With The Kitchen fully stocked and continuing to harvest every other day to provide fresh salads for our members and visitors, and with Garden Club members having plenty of Pictona lettuce for their own salads (Thanks, Hydroponic Committee!), a question arose - what should we do with our surplus?
Club members Russ Royce (Master Gardener) and Louise Bosworth (gardener extraordinaire) had the answer! Russ and Louise collected three bags / baskets of lettuce to donate to Hope Place, a part of Halifax Urban Ministries, whose stated mission is to "prevent homelessness among low-income families by providing emergency assistance & to intervene on behalf of homeless people." Hope Place provides three meals a day to families as they seek to return to being self-sustaining members of our community.
Thanks, Pictona Garden Club, for your outstanding volunteerism in our Humana Community Gardens. The lettuce from our towers is feeding Pictona members in The Kitchen, Garden Club members at home, and now our neighbors in need!