Harvest for the Hungry Garden
Relying exclusively on volunteer labor, the Harvest for the Hungry Garden delivers organically grown produce each week to four local hunger programs: FISH of Santa Rosa; The Living Room, a drop-in center for homeless women and children; Elisha's Pantry, and Food For Thought AIDS Food Bank. Each year we harvest approximately 10,000 lbs of fresh produce (tomatoes, carrots, beets, squash, fruit, lettuce, greens, onions and garlic) all grown on a 3/4 acre lot behind Christ Church United Methodist.
In 1987 the Harvest Garden was just two open fields. Now it boasts 28 raised beds devoted to growing organic produce, all watered with drip irrigation. It includes a Wildlife Habitat Garden, Medicinal Plant Garden, pond area, and Backyard Demonstration Garden. It is also an ecological learning center, offering classes during the spring and summer season. Our classes focus on organic gardening, herbal medicine, integrated pest control, vermiculture, native habitats and more.