Second Harvest Community Garden Prepares for Planting

Published 04/06 2012 03:33PM

Updated 04/06 2012 05:44PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph began the first phases of planting a community garden Friday.

Volunteers came out to help mow and clean up the garden area.

They began preparations to plant the first round of vegetables.

The community garden will give Second Harvest access to fresh, nutritious food for the community.

The garden for Harvest House will be grown and cared for by volunteer gardeners.

"Well we got a great mix of folks that bring a lot of expertise and we've got our landscaping company that's involved. Just a great number of people who are very interested in gardening and sustainable food system. We are excited to have that group involved and look forward to getting going," said David Davenport, Second Harvest Community Food Bank CEO.

Second Harvest Community Food Bank wants to focus on distributing fresh, nutritious food to people to help ensure a healthy community.

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