Annabelle Shuck from Girl Scout troop #3359 harvested 19 pounds of fresh produce from plots the scouts tend at Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. All summer, the Girl Scouts have watered and weeded and yesterday the organically grown vegetables were delivered to Franklin Community Center’s food pantry. Kudos to the girls and to troop leaders Carolina Mitchell and Jess Clauser for a job well done.
Mom, who is 90 years-old, has been hearing about the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens for months now with telephone updates on the progress of the crops, the butterfly garden, the sunflowers and the activities. This week she came to see for herself.
Here she is harvesting basil for Franklin Community Center’s food pantry. She was a happy camper enjoying being outdoors, moving the chair a little at a time to work around the trough, and meeting the gardeners who came by.
She kept saying how peaceful she felt. “It’s a healing sanctuary,” she said. “I don’t want to leave.”
And when we dropped the basil off at FCC she said how happy it made her feel to be part of the sharing.
I’m delighted to report that yesterday 30 pounds of tomatoes, squash, herbs, greens and carrots were donated to the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry. It was a combination of vegetables harvested from the farm garden and the community gardens.
Thank you to all who contributed.
If any Pitney Meadows Community Gardens gardener wants to contribute, I will be in the garden Wednesday morning and can collect vegetables then.