Sharing Healthy Food with Vulnerable Neighbors

2011 graduate, Anna Cioffi
Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes grows gardens dedicated to local food shelves and meal programs. We partner with students from the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate's Urban Farming Certification Program to grow veggies and herbs. In addition, our clients are encouraged to donate produce from their own gardens, and they often do. Clients of The Aliveness Project (serving clients with HIV/AIDS) are among the folks who benefit from our garden fresh produce. This work is made possible through donations from project supporters and partnerships with host sites at Shir Tikvah and Land Stewardship Project.

Pounds of produce donated in one year: 651 lbs

To learn more about donating your own garden produce, contact your local food shelf or The Aliveness Project. Not all food shelves are equipped to receive all types of produce. Be sure to find out what works for them before arriving with your donations. Organizations that offer daily meals are more likely than others to be able to receive highly perishable crops like lettuce or herbs. Another option is to work with a gleaning program like The Food Group MN  They'll come and pick up produce - maybe even harvest it for you.