Volunteers are needed to help the University of Delaware and Food Bank of Delaware plant the “Garden for the Community” on Friday, May 7 (at 10 a.m.) and Saturday, May 15 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
The garden, now in its second year, produced more than three tons of fresh produce for the Food Bank of Delaware’s hunger-relief efforts last growing season. Located on a third of an acre of land on the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the garden will provide a steady stream of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits to Delaware’s hungry.
“The Garden for the Community represents the core mission of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources — helping to feed the world in a sustainable manner,” says Tom Sims, the associate dean who is overseeing the project for the college. “We are privileged to manage UD’s 350-acre agro-ecology teaching complex and very happy to provide this land so that our students and community partners can help the Food Bank meet its mission, a community without hunger.”
The Garden for the Community is located in front of the Wilson Farmhouse on the UD Farm directly behind the Girl Scouts facility on Route 896 in Newark, Del.