The Community Outreach SIG raises wholesome, organic produce for donation to the Caring Place Food Bank and the Annunciation Maternity Home. For the past three years, over ONE TON of food was donated each year. Bill Greenhalgh and Leslie Hart help organise the volunteers.
Paul Barry and Margaret Seals started this SIG in 2006, using beds donated for a season at a time. The SIG now has 5 permanent beds as well as donated ones in which to raise the crops. There are two planting seasons: fall (October-March) and summer (March-September).
If you want to know more about organic gardening, come join the Outreach Group and learn while you help support others. Or purchase the booklet "How Does My Garden Grow" from the Horticulture Club during normal Nursery hours.