‘Summer Garden Abundance’ on tap
Steep Rock’s Association’s Judea Garden will present “Summer Garden Abundance: What to do with all those Veggies and Herbs,” Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. in Washington.
The program, which is part of a series of events celebrating the garden’s 10th season of growing and giving, will be held at Gunn Memorial Library on Wykeham Road.
Volunteers visit the garden several times a week to see what is ready to harvest. As happens each year, the volunteers reach that part of the growing season when daily visits to the garden are necessary just to stay on top of vegetable collecting.
Ann Hodgman, acclaimed cookbook author, and Robin Hirschfield, owner of New Preston Provisions, will share some of their favorite affordable, end of summer recipes which will give participants some fresh perspective on what to do with all of those veggies and herbs still growing in the garden.
Begun in response to the recession of 2008, Judea Garden grows organic produce for members of its community with limited means.
Unable to help their neighbors financially, residents gathered tools and seeds, dug the soil and grew the food to make sure no one went hungry.
Now, more than 100 volunteers and supporters join together each season to grow and distribute fruits and vegetables in a garden filled, not just with plants but with a sense of community and friendship.
For information and registration, call 860-868-7586.