Grow a Row for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
By: Emily Konomi, IH resident and Girl Scout Troop 46554 Leader
If you like to garden, Girl Scout Troop 46554 would love your help. With the support of Highlands Council and the Community Gardeners of Issaquah Highlands, we are working with the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank’s Harvest Issaquah program to collect fresh produce to feed families in our community. We invite you to register to “Grow a Row” designated for the Food Bank.
Don’t have space to designate an entire row in your garden? Don’t have a garden bed at all? That’s okay! You can grow just one potted plant for the Food Bank; every little bit helps. Our troop will harvest and collect your designated produce and deliver all donations directly to the Food Bank for you.
In addition to the many different fruits and vegetables you may grow, we are encouraging our gardeners to grow Tomatillos, as they are one of the most requested produce items at the Food Bank.
To participate in the “Grow a Row” program, please sign up online at: IssaquahHighlands.com/community-garden
On Saturday, June 3rd from 10am – 2pm, our troop will be at the Issaquah Highlands VISTA Community Garden Work Party. We will distribute Grow a Row garden signs and free Tomatillo starters to those who sign up for the “Grow a Row” program. The Vista gardens are located along the paved path between Park Drive and Natalie Way, below Black Nugget Park (2298 NE Park Drive).
In early July, the Girl Scouts will begin Sunday afternoon harvests of the registered rows. Registered home gardeners can place their produce on their front porch and the girl scouts will stop by on Sunday to retrieve your donations. All the fresh produce will be delivered to the food bank on Mondays.
Any questions? Contact Emily Konomi at firstname.lastname@example.org