Helping Those In Need: Volunteers help feed Hartford, West Hartford Residents

Helping Those In Need: Volunteers help feed Hartford, West Hartford Residents

West Hartford seniors and residents of a local shelter in Hartford benefit from a volunteer national public service campaign initiated by the Garden Writers Association of America in 1995.

Westmoor Park has designated a 1/2 acre for this dynamic program that integrates the community to volunteer to organically grow vegetables and herbs. The produce grown is donated to a local shelter in Hartford, as well as the senior centers in town.

The park has dedicated an organic vegetable garden to a nationwide project known as “Plant-a-Row for the Hungry”.

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Planting begins in April and the work continues through October. Those who volunteer are from all ages and levels of experience.

Projects include planting, maintaining, and harvesting organically grown vegetables which are then donated to local shelters. Regularly scheduled volunteer days are: The first Saturday of each month, (May - October) and Monday or Wednesday mornings.