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The Garden is a Place of Healing
04 Oct

The Garden is a Place of Healing

Lisa had relied on the food pantry garden for food and as a place to learn new skills and spend time with new friends, volunteers Dan and Eileen. When Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer, the garden became something even more for her. It became a place of healing.

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MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens Provide Fresh Fruits and Veggies for Local Families
17 Aug

MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens Provide Fresh Fruits and Veggies for Local Families

Once again this summer, MOM’s food pantry gardens are helping pantry clients access fresh fruit and vegetables—and bring them directly from the garden to their tables.

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Not just peas, it's promise
21 Apr

Not just peas, it's promise

Heather has fond memories of gardening with her mother as a little girl—particularly of the fabulous, fresh veggies she got to eat when their work was drawing to a close. Recently, Heather decided to take advantage of MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens to recreate the gardening experience for her sons. The gardens helped the family enjoy freshly grown peas and other healthy vegetables to eat. It also offered them the promise of community and a path to a better life.

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New Project Brings Fresh Produce to MOM Clients
13 Mar

New Project Brings Fresh Produce to MOM Clients

In partnership with Fairshare CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Coalition, and funded in part by the Endres Foundation, MOM will pilot a unique CSA project this growing season. Our combined efforts will allow us to serve 25 MOM clients weekly throughout the growing season with fresh, healthy, CSA produce at no cost to them. This unique model not only allows MOM to increase distribution of healthy, nutritious produce, it also supports our local farmers. We hope to expand this model in future years

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Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies
10 Jan

Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies

In January, the very coldest part of winter, it’s hard to think of a time when the sun will shine and new plants—including garden veggies —will grow. But that’s a time Jacqui Sakowski, a retired small business owner, looks forward to all year round. What might be most unique about Jacqui’s gardening is what she does with what its produces: Jacqui donates it to local food pantries like MOM.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal:  A Break from the Heat
12 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: A Break from the Heat

In this entry in her garden journal dated June 12, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted
11 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted

In this entry in her garden journal dated May 27, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Growing a garden at MOM's food pantry garden plots
10 Aug

Growing a garden at MOM's food pantry garden plots

Heather grew up gardening, helping her mother in their family garden when she was a little girl. She returned to gardening recently as part of MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens—and found a way to add fresh veggies to her table and teach her sons a new skill.

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Family Garden update (July '16)
14 Jul

Family Garden update (July '16)

As we picked the cherries, we noticed a robin's nest with 3 eggs in the cherry tree! We shared with our feathered friend family, being sure not to disturb the robin eggs as we picked and leaving a few cherries behind. Respect for nature; respect for one another.

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Family Garden update (June '16)
15 Jun

Family Garden update (June '16)

Last week our client gardeners all met at the MOM Family Garden for a weekly session. This week, they will begin to mulch and trellis, and prune the tomatoes plants.

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