Judea Garden, an organic community garden in Washington, will hold an open garden day Aug. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Food and drink made from the garden will be available, and attendees, volunteers and others will share planting tips and more.

For the past five summers, Judea Garden has donated more than 15,000 pounds of produce to food banks in Litchfield County.

What began as a Washington-only project has grown to serve people in New Milford, Torrington, Kent and Waterbury.

What began as a single garden has become two, one at Macricostas Preserve and one on private land.

"Our goal was to provide fresh food for members of our community with limited means," said the garden's founder, Denise Arturi of Washington.

"We also wanted to give volunteers a chance to help their neighbors during difficult economic times," she said.

With the help of donations, sponsor support and dozens of volunteer gardeners, that dream has been realized.

The event will be held at Steep Rock's Macricostas Preserve at 124 Christian St.

or more information, visit www.judeagarden.org.