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Auburn, Alabama: Auburn University Community Gardens FightHunger

  • Subject: [cg] Auburn, Alabama: Auburn University Community Gardens FightHunger
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:39:34 -0400

Garden grows for food bank
By Dave Perry
Staff Writer
April 27, 2006
Looking to get involved and expand your horizons on campus? Look no further
than the AU community gardens, located on the corner of Woodfield and Donahue
Students and faculty can volunteer to help maintain the community garden,
which grows food that is donated to the Food Bank of East Alabama. The plots,
which are on land donated by the University, have been plowed and are ready
for seed scattering.
bThe emphasis is to provide fresh produce, a very important commodity in a
balanced nutrition, for low income families,b said Martha Faupel, director
of the Food Bank of East Alabama.
The garden, which is located on land donated by the University, was founded by
the Fores Foundation and depends solely on grant money, donations and
volunteer help to keep it going.
Last year, the garden produced 4,000 pounds of food that was distributed to
190 agencies, including emergency food pantries, senior centers and nearby
rehabilitation centers.
This year, the plots will grow squash, beans, okra, tomatoes, cucumber,
cantaloupe, sweet potatoes and pumpkins. Garden coordinator Dani Carrol said
volunteers are needed, especially for the next month during planting. Regular
volunteer days are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Volunteers work together
for approximately an hour, but they are invited to show up whenever they have
free time.
Those interested in volunteering can e-mail Herbert at JBlilypad@aol.com.

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