Growing to Give
Every season, we donate fresh, organic food grown right here in The Garden at 485 Elm to local organizations that feed community members.
This year, more than forty pounds of fresh, organic garden food went to the Montpelier Food Pantry. Caitlin Roseen, who is completing her first season gardening here, is also a Montpelier Food Pantry volunteer. She regularly harvested and delivered fresh garden produce to the food pantry. Caitlin volunteers there twice weekly, so she has become familiar with the produce that pantry customers are likeliest to select to feed their families.
As in past seasons, we also delivered fresh garden food that became ingredients in free weekly community lunches at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier and Christ Episcopal Church.