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Colorado People’s Garden Produce to Feed the Homeless

Jim Isgar, Rural Development Colorado State Director Billy Merritt – FSA, Trudy Kareus, FSA State Executive Director ;Tammy Cook of FSA, and Deanna Stock – RD  People’s Garden Working Group

Jim Isgar, Rural Development Colorado State Director Billy Merritt – FSA, Trudy Kareus, FSA State Executive Director ;Tammy Cook of FSA, and Deanna Stock – RD People’s Garden Working Group

Staff from the Colorado State Offices of the Farm Service Agency, Food and Nutrition Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development have joined forces in support of the People’s Garden “Share Your Harvest” Campaign.  For a second year, the agencies have partnered with the Clever Kids Learning Center on the Denver Federal Center to host a garden.  Staff rotates watering and harvesting duties to ensure maximum participation.  Some of the crops planted include tomatoes, lettuce, peas, artichokes, and squash.

Produce from the garden is being provided to the JeffCo Action Center. For more than 40 years, JeffCo Action Center, a human-service non-profit, has stood as a beacon of hope to the homeless, near homeless and working poor of Jefferson County. It has help thousands of families and individuals break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives and their community.  Last year the Colorado State Office agencies provided over 90 pounds of produce to the Action Center.

In addition to the people’s garden, the USDA Colorado State Office Service Center is combining their efforts in the Feds Feed Families Campaign.  Collection bins will be placed in each of the three agencies and the Food Bank of the Rockies will be the ultimate recipient for all can goods donated.

Jim Isgar, Rural Development Colorado State Director; Trudy Kareus, FSA State Executive Director; and Tammy Cook – FSA working in the garden

Jim Isgar, Rural Development Colorado State Director; Trudy Kareus, FSA State Executive Director; and Tammy Cook – FSA working in the garden

4 Responses to “Colorado People’s Garden Produce to Feed the Homeless”

  1. Dwarika P. Rijal says:

    please visit my organic farm In Nepal once i would like to request you and i am looking for short terms training in farm out of nepal if you could help me please let me know thanks and regards, Dwarika

  2. Susan Lancto says:

    What a wonderful collaboration between agencies!!

  3. Janie Gianotsos says:

    This is GREAT! Thanks for your efforts to help our neighbors in need this summer.

  4. Always Moving And Relocation says:

    Great to see. Is this program still in place?

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