GOLD HILL, Ore. — It’s going to be a big harvest this year at the ACCESS Food Share Garden in Gold Hill, and they need your help.
Last year the garden produced about 18,000 pounds of food, this year 40,000 is expected on the half-acre plot. Despite all the production there aren’t many volunteers out picking the ripened vegetables. Harvest began earlier this month is will be ongoing through October.
The garden is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays, otherwise volunteers are welcome anytime. The food is donated to ACCESS and benefits those in need of fresh food. Although they have been harvesting more than 500 pounds each day there is still plenty that goes un-picked.
“Our last harvesting day, which was Monday, we had to leave mature fruit on several of the plants because we didn’t have enough volunteers to do it,” Project Manager, Kurt Shuler, commented.
The harvesting runs from 9 a.m. to noon and to volunteer all you need to do is show up to 100 Lampman Road in Gold Hill