Plant A Row for CAC
In times gone by, farmers allowed the poor into the fields to glean after the harvest. In 21st century America, that tradition of farmers helping the hungry is alive and well. According to Garden Communicators International, since 1995, more than 20 million pounds of produce providing more than 80 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. All of this has been achieved without government subsidy or bureaucratic red tape — just people helping people. Let's bring this tradition to the mountain!
The Community Action Committee (CAC) is calling all gardeners, growers and just people with a little patch of dirt and some sunshine to help fight hunger on the mountain. We ask that you consider planting an extra row of vegetables or a few extra plants designated for those in need of good, quality food here in the Franklin, Grundy & Marion counties. Suggestions for summer crops would be beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, corn, squash, and melons.
Donations can be delivered to CAC, 216 University Avenue, Sewanee, during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 9–11 a.m. Questions: call Sarah Edmonds at (931) 598-5927.