post #1 of 1
Thread Starter 
If you're an organic gardener then you may want to consider joining up with The Plant A Row program in 2010. The Plant A Row program was created to encourage gardeners to grow an extra row of vegetables in their personal garden or community garden plot. The extra row's worth of veggies is then donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries serving the homeless and hungry.

You can plant beans, carrots, lettuce, or any other foods you like in your row then simply deliver the harvest to a local food agency in your area.

The Garden Writers Association of America initiated the Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1995 and over the last 15 years, gardeners in the U.S. and Canada have donated a whopping 14 million pounds of produce to local agencies that feed the hungry. 

Businesses can also make the choice to sponsor PAR, contribute “in-kind” donations or even organize a company-wide PAR campaign. Individuals can also organize bigger efforts in their community with the local campaign brochure (pdf).

Many garden and seed companies support PAR with special seed deals. Territorial Seed, for example is giving away one free “plant a row” package of carrot seeds with all 2010 purchases. If you already garden, it makes sense to plant one row to give away; it's an easy way to volunteer this year.

Visit Plant A Row for the Hungry for more info.