The greens are growing fast and furious at the giving garden beds in the Chappaqua Community Garden. This week was our second harvest of green leafy goodness given to nearby food banks. The harvest included spinach, Romaine lettuce, Red Russian kale, and red leaf lettuce
The community garden is a project of InterGenerate, a northern Westchester non profit organization that deals with environmental and social sustainability around shared concerns for food security.
The Chappaqua Community Garden is just one of a number of garden projects sponsored and supported by InterGenerate. Each garden project has a giving garden that donates it's harvest to local food banks.
Gardening is an excellent way to address many of the problems we currently face.
- Gardening provides access to fresh food at nearly no cost.
- When we eat locally, we don't tax the Earth with unnecessary transportation.
- Organic growing also keeps the Earth and our food safe.
- Sourcing/Growing our food locally creates greater food security.
- Community gardening builds and strengthens communities across a variety of diversities that usually divide us.