Roselle community garden donates 900 lbs. of produce to local pantry
The Roselle Community IMPACT Garden donated almost 900 pounds of fresh produce as of Aug. 10 to the Roselle United Methodist Church Food Pantry.
The labor of many volunteers, coupled with donations of products and services, has resulted in an abundant harvest to assist those in need. Contributors included:
• Roselle Elementary District 12 provided land.
• The Taste of Roselle Commission offered financial assistance.
• ALM Landscaping tilled the soil.
• Midwest Growers donated soil amendments.
• Hubbs Greenhouse of Marengo donated plants.
• Plant Hart's Seeds donated seeds.
• Better Bilt Products donated tomato cages.
• Espoma Organic donated organic garden products.
• Roselle Park District Garden Club members, families of District 12 and other volunteers have planted, watered, weeded and harvested all season long.
The growing season will continue into autumn, furthering the bounty of the garden's harvest and subsequent supply to the food pantry.
The Roselle United Methodist Church Food Pantry provides food to at least 75 Roselle families each month, including children and seniors. The fresh produce from the garden supplements the other grocery items available at the pantry and also allows Roselle United Methodist Church to serve fresh food to the homeless via PADS.
The Roselle Park District Garden Club is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unify the community by promoting the passion of gardening and cultivating civic & environmental responsibility.