South Hills Community Garden is Growing!

Categories: Community Voices, Food for Thought
 
Would you ever jump in a pool without knowing how to swim?  My knee-jerk response is no.  But when tempered with “if it could save a life,” then yes.
According to South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM), over 2,300 of our South Hills neighbors are food-insecure.  Many of them survive only with the assistance of local food pantries.  The idea of a South Hills Community Garden arose from the belief that all people should have access to fresh produce in addition to the typical food pantry items.  So knowing absolutely nothing about gardening, I dove in head first.
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I am incredibly amazed and appreciative of the team of volunteers who made it happen – this past weekend, we got our Community Garden at Beth El built, filled, planted, and protected. We are especially grateful to our wise garden guru, Jay Feuer, for his talent and expertise–and for South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh for providing the seed money (pun intended).  The harvest will be donated to the food pantry at South Hills Interfaith Movement.
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p.s. If you would like to volunteer to help with the garden–email me at [email protected] – maintenance is minimal due to Jay’s special irrigation system and weed control!
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