Gardener-Volunteers Needed to Grow Food with/for Baltimore’s Neediest

by Susan Harris
We heard from an inspiring nonprofit group called People Lacking Ample Shelter & Employment, (PLASE), asking for our help recruiting volunteers – this month – and we’re happy to help.  Here’s the deal.

For 35 years and throughout the year, PLASE has helped fight homelessness in Baltimore City, and their services are detailed here.

With so many of their clients living with serious health problems, PLASE has made good nutrition in their facilities a top priority.  To bring fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables to the table, PLASE has teamed up with Garden Harvest, a nonprofit farm in Reistertown.  Garden Harvest’s mission is “the alleviation of hunger and the improvement of nutrition of economically disadvantaged citizens worldwide.”  (Not shrinking from big missions, I notice!)  Of course they have a blog, too, so you can read their stories.

How You Can Get Involved

This wonderful project has everything it needs – except a few more volunteers to help with the  planting, tending and harvesting of the garden in Reistertown.  Help is needed starting Saturday, April 3 until November, and transportation to the farm in Reistertown can be arranged.

It’s a great way to learn more about gardening yourself, or if you’re experienced, to teach others how to garden.   And a great way to spend time outdoors, in the countryside, getting exercise.  This year they’ll be growing cabbage, peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes.   Click here for all details.

Looks like an awesome volunteer opportunity.

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