At FMUU we have a very active social justice community. Last year as we were weeding through possibilities for our social justice cause for the year, we settled on merging the top two items and calling our venture “Homeless and Hungry”. We addressed homelessness and hunger that face people in our area and figured out ways we could make a difference. Part of our actions to the “hunger” side of it was the decision to rent a garden plot at Probtsfield Organic Gardens and to donate all of the produce grown to the Dorothy Day Food Pantry.
Benefits of Community Gardens:
- Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
- Stimulates Social Interaction
- Encourages Self-Reliance
- Produces Nutritious Food
- Reduces Family Food Budgets
- Conserves Resources
- Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
- Preserves Green Space
- Provides opportunities for inter-generational and cross-cultural connections
Going out to weed and water this beautiful summer evening, I happened upon cauliflower starting to bloom.
The green peppers are as large as your hand.
The roma tomatoes are shapely, although still green.
The cabbage is glorious and will feed a family very well.
On Sunday, July 28th at 1pm, join the Social Justice Council for some relaxation in the sun as we gather at Probstfield Organic Community Gardens (POCG) to weed, water and lovingly tend our garden to support the greater Fargo Moorhead Community. The POCG is located at the intersection of 11th ST N/Oakport ST and 43rd AVE N in Moorhead. It is right next to Oakport Township.