Community Growing: produce for the Belmont Food Pantry

Community Growing is our project to grow fresh produce to donate to the Belmont Food Pantry. See a recent story in the Belmont Citizen-Herald.

Volunteer opportunities  Can you help with watering and weeding? No experience is needed.

Peas growing in the Rock Meadow garden

Peas growing in May

The job: Water and weed the garden 2–3 times a week, for a one-week period at your convenience. It should take between 1.5 to 2 hours in the garden each week, broken up over different days.

Tending the garden is a great activity to do with kids, or if you seek the peacefulness of a garden. It provides a very concrete way to experience the growing of food and sharing the harvest with others in need while enjoying the peaceful setting of Rock Meadow.

We will provide instructions, tools, and hoses in the garden.

Community Growing - Rock Meadow garden

The Rock Meadow garden

Working together, we can help the Belmont Food Collaborative provide nutritious vegetables for members of our community in need through the Belmont Food Pantry.

Here’s how the project has grown:

  • In 2012, we experimented by growing produce in someone’s front yard. It worked well, so we decided to expand.
  • In 2013, we built four raised beds at the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont.
  • In 2014, the Belmont High School Garden and Food Justice Club added beds at the high school.
  • In 2015, we added a bed at the Belmont Victory Garden at Rock Meadow.
  • In 2016, we donated 235 pounds of produce to the Belmont Food Pantry from the gardens at Beth El Temple Center & Rock Meadow.

See our blog posts about Community Growing.