From Summer of Solutions Hartford in Hartford, CT.
Produce Tales from the Wesley Colbert Zion Street Garden
Because our participant summer program delayed the start of our growing season, our team didn’t begin planting until June. Still, by the time mid-summer came, our garden was already producing regularly. At first our veggies came in slowly, supplying some cherry tomatoes for salads and hot peppers for spicing up our team’s chili.
By the end of August, our team’s beds were overgrown with cherry, grape and plum tomatoes, beans and peas, salad greens and radishes.
With our team meals no longer taking up the bulk of fresh produce, we celebrated harvest season with the opening of the Zion Street Produce Stand.
We believe in the power of community agriculture to work against an unjust food system that limits the right to eat well with the ability to pay. Offering our produce to neighbors at no cost not only allowed us…
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