Where Does the Produce Go?
First and foremost, the produce is donated to a local food bank called Food for Others. We at the garden know the value and importance of incorporating fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce into our diets. Naturally we want to extend this opportunity out to as many people as possible- especially those in need.
Hard work pays off! Garden volunteers that come out on a regular basis are given fresh vegetables to take home on a weekly basis. Growing food is incredibly important, but enjoying the fruits of your hard labor is equally as important.
In the summer of 2011, the Potomac Heights Vegetable garden was able to produce enough fruits and vegetables to sell a small amount at a weekly kiosk in the Johnson Center. The money made from this produce stand is filtered back into operating costs for the garden.