MOUNT MORRIS – Mount Morris area residents to are eligible for two free 4x12 foot garden plots available through Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.
The 32 plots, located on the south side of the Brethren Church, are reserved for individuals who can supplement their own food budgets with fresh vegetables and get fresh air and exercise as a side benefit. Gardeners are always amazed at how much produce can come from one or two plots using close rows and successive planting. If you would like to get back to gardening, but don’t have a suitable space, consider joining. Tools are available at the garden’s shed.
Gardeners who receive plots must commit to helping with the overall upkeep of the garden. Each growing season approximately 5,000 pounds of produce are distributed to pantry guests through what is known as the “pantry section” of the garden. Those who are not interested in having their own plots, but want to help eliminate food insecurity, might also consider joining the Harvesting Team that picks the vegetables for days the pantry is open.
For information on securing plots or being part of the Harvesting Team, contact Mary Francis, 815-734-6994 or [email protected]