I spent a couple of hours working in the Garden this week!
In December, you say?? Yes. This is a year-round Garden.
A unique garden whose rows and vines are shelving structures.
The food “grows” on these shelves and then gets harvested and bailed into bags
to be given to school children in Guilford and Forsyth counties.
Please read more about this amazing Garden here!
I’ve written about the Out of the Garden Project before, which you can read about here. I really do love the mission
that Don and Kristy Milholin have planted. (Don pictured above)
The growth of the Garden is astronomical: they now serve over 900 children and their families in over 50 schools.
That’s 900+ bags of food EVERY WEEK OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!
As you can see from my photos, the shelves are quite bare. A Winter Garden to be sure.
But this Garden needs to be producing all year round and especially so at the holidays!!
There are many ways you can help:
If you’re local, you can give canned food and/or volunteer to pack and deliver bags!
If you live anywhere, you can donate money! And this is the best part of it: For every $5 you give, you receive an Honor Card (the little painting is by yours truly. 🙂 This makes a wonderful gift to give on someone’s behalf. The back of the card has a space for you to write the name of the person in whose honor you have donated to OOTGP.
No matter where you live in this wide world of ours, consider giving in some way to those less fortunate than you.
In so doing you will bring hope to the children of the Garden!