A Year of Bountiful Harvests

By Barbara Lewis

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The 2013 summer and fall seasons have had an ample mix of rainfall, sunshine, both cool and warm weather, for crops to grow lush and numerous this year.

Transition Honesdale had a couple of unrented beds at their community garden at Ellen Memorial, and we offered to work collaboratively with volunteers from the Honesdale Emergency Food Pantry to grow fresh vegetables to donate to the pantry.  We shared the tasks of planting, watering, weeding and harvesting the tomatoes, cabbages, onions and green beans, and the pantry distributed them to families.

Another local institution, the Himalayan Institute, found their apple harvest so plentiful that they reached out to the Rotary Club and others in the community for help with picking apples in exchange for a share of their bountiful harvest.

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