on volunteer labor, the Harvest for
the Hungry Garden delivers organically grown produce each week to several local hunger
programs: FISH of Santa
Rosa, Elisha's Pantry, The Living Room (drop-in center for homeless women &
children), Bethlehem Towers (low income senior housing), Redwood Gospel Mission (emergency shelter, hot meals and recovery programs for the homeless) and the Food For Thought AIDS Food Bank.
In 2016 we harvested over 24,000 lbs of fresh
produce (tomatoes, carrots, beets, squash, orchard fruit, lettuce, leafy greens, basil, onions and garlic) all grown on
one & a quarter acre loaned to us by Christ Church
United Methodist, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated volunteer crew.
The Harvest Garden boasts
30 no-till beds devoted to growing organic produce,
watered with drip irrigation. It
includes a Wildlife Habitat Garden, Medicinal Plant Garden and Backyard
Demonstration Garden. It's also an ecological learning
center, offering classes (click here for current schedule) on organic gardening, integrated pest control,
native habitats, fruit tree pruning and more.