This was “Mitzvah Day” at Beth El Temple Center, where the congregation members did a mitzvah (good deed) in the community. One of the many projects was planting the Community Growing beds on the Temple Grounds.
Do you want to help? Volunteer to help weed and water in some of our gardens, where we grow produce for the Belmont Food Pantry.
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Our Community Growing project is in full swing. Here are some scenes from the Rock Meadow garden.
We grow produce to donate to the Belmont Food Pantry. If you’d like to help out by weeding and watering for a few days, let us know.
Peas growing in May
Rock Meadow sign
It’s spring and we’re starting to work on our Community Growing gardens. The Belmont Food Collaborative grows produce for the Belmont Food Pantry, and some of our volunteers took advantage of the nice weather this week to plant and weed.
This project is in its sixth year. Get more information and volunteer to make another successful season.
Our Rock Meadow garden: Garlic is starting to grow (left) and we planted potatoes (right)
The cause: Growing produce at our gardens to donate to the Belmont Food Pantry.
The job: Water and weed the garden 2-3 times a week for a two-week period at your convenience. It should take about 1.5 – 2 hours in the garden each week, broken up over different days.
Tomatoes growing at the Beth El Temple Center
The locations: Our garden beds at Rock Meadow and Beth El Temple Center, both in Belmont.
Sign up: Volunteer at the Rock Meadow garden or volunteer at the Beth El Temple Center garden. The sign-up date is the start of your two-week slot.
Details: We will provide instructions, tools, and hoses in the 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.
January is when we start thinking about the next Farmers’ Market season. It doesn’t start until June, but there’s a lot to figure out.We’ve already heard from some vendors who are interested in participating.
The Belmont Food Collaborative has many other activities, some of which run in the winter (like classes) and some in the summer (Community Growing). And don’t forget about the Pomona Project: we sell edible landscaping plants at wholesale prices.
Can you help with the Market, or other activities? We’re always looking for performers, vendors and (of course) volunteers.
And shoppers, too. Look for news about the start of the 10th season.
Another part of our Food Assistance program is growing produce for the Belmont Food Pantry through our Community Growing program. Here’s some of the late-summer harvest.
September 2013 harvest from Community Growing
That’s nice to see on a snowy day like today!