Lakes Park Community Garden volunteers are the best! Posing here with the April 3rd food harvest, which was donated to the Community Cooperative.

Lakes Park Community Garden volunteers are the best! Posing here with the April 3rd food harvest, which was donated to the Community Cooperative.

Community Garden Food Harvest for April 3rd, 2018

From Bill Johnson, Community Garden volunteer extraordinnaire:

“HIP HIP HOORAY!

We made our ninth Community Cooperative donation today 4/03/2018.  We had a wonderful donation of can goods, dried foods and produce totaling 128 lbs. We surpassed the 1000 lb. mark for a grand total of 1018 lbs. for the 2018 growing season. (AMAZING)

We may have a final donation on 4/24/18 depending on the amount of produce available at that time.

I would like to thank the following bed numbers for their kind donations (1, 3, 13, 17, 18, 20, 38, 39, 40,42, 44, 48, 50, 55, 57, 59, 61, 65, 69, & 76).

Special thanks to Dorothea & Jim for helping with harvest & also Doc & Dave Bowman.” 

Part of the Community Cooperative‘s mission is to eliminate hunger in Lee County. According to the Community Cooperative website, “We provided over a million lbs of food to our neighbors in need in 2017. Learn more about our Feeding Programs & Food Assistance programs.”  The Lakes Park Community Garden bed renters and volunteers are proud to have contributed 1,000 of those million pounds to the cause.  Well done, all of you!

Anyone interested in growing, harvesting, or donating food, or volunteering in the Community Garden should drop us a line at Info@LakesPark.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!