CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An organization that works to grow fresh produce for people in need is getting a lot of attention. P. Annie’s Secret Garden is a non-profit group that relies on people to donate space in their backyards so volunteers can plant fruits and vegetables for the homeless, students, veterans, and anyone else who needs a hand. There are currently three microgardens being cared for by the organization. Today two hundred and sixty-five dollars worth of seedlings were donated to a new plot in Central Point.
Organizers say this garden alone should help to feed around four hundred people. That is in addition to the gardens planted earlier this season. Yesterday seventy-five recipients signed up to benefit from the gardens. Now more volunteers and hosts are needed to continue to make the effort thrive.