Recently, my family and I took a vacation to visit my mom in Southern California. After several days of doing nothing but hitting the pool with the kids, my husband and I finally took a walk through the neighborhood. As green and well-manicured as the many lawns were, I found myself missing the variety of plants that grow in the yards here in Wallingford. Additionally, there was a noticeable dearth of front yard vegetable gardening going on down there.
I must confess that I am a raised-bed junkie. I positively love scouring the neighborhood for creative ways to grow veggies in small spaces. So upon arriving home, I hit the streets in search of front yard vegetable gardens. Wallingford, you do not disappoint! Here are the ones I found in a single 20 minute walk.
Lettuce Link (the same folks that bring you the Community Fruit Tree Harvest) would also like all of you front (and back) yard gardeners to know that you can share your harvest with neighbors in need by donating your surplus produce to your local food bank (like FamilyWorks).
Lettuce Link’s Jessica Sherrow writes:
Here are a few pointers we’ve developed on growing and giving, and a list we’ve compiled on where to donate your veggies as well as the types of produce most popular at local food banks and meal programs. Thank you in advance for your time, work, and veggies, and believe us, there’s no such thing as too much zucchini.
Contact Jessica Sherrow, the Lettuce Link Summer VISTA with any questions, concerns, or requests for help with harvesting and/or donating! firstname.lastname@example.org 206.694.6746 x2