In addition to teaching people how to grow their own food, community gardens can provide an ideal vehicle for supplying urban communities in need with fresh produce. The Peterson Garden Project has garnered local press for its revival of the World War II victory garden, and its Grow2Give produce-donation program allows volunteers to harvest organic vegetables that benefit various organizations in Chicago's 40th Ward and Oak Park.
Of the garden’s 140 plots on the corner of Peterson and Campbell, eight are reserved for the Grow2Give program. Last year, garden volunteers cultivated nearly 200 pounds of produce in these plots for local organizations. This year, Grow2Give's yield will benefit the clients of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) a food-assistance program sponsored by the Department of Human Services. The WIC center on Lawrence Avenue will transform Grow2Give's harvest into a teaching tool for nutrition classes, as well as a source of nutrition, available to the more than 6,000 women and children who visit the center each month. Grow2Give would like to expand the amount of produce it can provide for WIC clients by increasing its number of garden plots.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund additional garden plots to benefit the women and children in need. If G-Team members raise $500, The Peterson Garden Project can designate two 24-square-foot plots of land and fund all the necessary supplies for volunteers to grow crops that will supply WIC with fresh produce. Each additional $250 raised will fund another plot.
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