Summer weather has finally arrived and with it the garden is growing exponentially! We have an abundance of lettuce in Alpine and the earlier plantings are starting to bolt. Please come share in the harvest, keeping in mind that the gardens are feeding many people -- only take what you know you can use. The "Sharing Gardens" are grown "for those who have contributed in some way and for local families in need".
You may harvest any of the lettuce in Alpine, with the exception of the heads we are allowing to "go to seed." The seed lettuce is clearly marked with a small tipi made of bamboo (see picture to right).
If your own garden is beginning to produce surplus that you cannot use, please bring it to the Monroe Food Bank behind the Methodist Church -- 648 Orchard St in Monroe.
Food Bank Hours:
10:00 am to Noon on 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays5:00 - 7:00 pm on 3rd Thursdays