Twin Ponds Giving Garden
Twin Ponds Giving Garden sits at the center of Twin Ponds Community Garden. Our slogan is “Giving Is Central.” Started in 2012, both the Community Garden and the Giving Garden are part of The City of Shoreline’s Eats4Health Strategy. Twin Ponds is the first community garden for Shoreline.
Twin Ponds Giving Garden is located on a piece of land with a high water table. Our goal this year is to raise the Giving Garden beds twelve inches. Raising the Giving Garden allows us to get the plant’s roots up out of the water and to increase our “per square foot” yield. This will require lumber and soil.
Hopelink Foodbank receives all the produce grown in The Giving Garden. In 2012 the garden produced 800+ pounds. In 2013 the garden produced 1,425 pounds of organic produce. That equates to the vegetable portion for 3,420 adult meals or 8,570 child meals; fresh, pesticide-free, organic vegetables! Food from our garden means healthier living for some of Shoreline’s most vulnerable populations.
What’s more, raising our Giving Garden plots in 2014 will keep giving, year after year.
“When a family doesn't have enough food - the most basic human need - stability in other areas is impossible. Hopelink provides food for survival and nutrition education for self-sufficiency.”
Hopelink’s web page: www.hope-link.org/get_help/food/
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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