|Volunteer Minnie Huling|
labels bags for seeds.
|Connie's family plans on gardening again this year,|
their third year for receiving free seeds and plants.
Connie's is one of 400 families who'll find the encouragement to grow some of their own food this year. The group intends to give each family seeds for green beans, sweet corn, lettuce, radishes, okra, squash and potatoes. The families will take home cabbage and tomato plants, plus enough bagged fertilizer to work into the garden soil. Donated fabric thrift store bags have been saved to help carry home the seeds. A little bit of land to plant a garden is one of the few things even the poorest residents of this area still have.