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  • Rotary Garden harvest nears 2,000 pounds

    Food goes to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank
  • Close to 2,000 pounds of food harvested from Rotary Club of Ashland Garden
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  • Close to 2,000 pounds of food harvested from Rotary Club of Ashland Garden
    The Rotary Club of Ashland Garden has been harvesting weekly throughout the spring and summer to net 1988 pounds of food so far for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank. This weekend's harvest will likely hike the total to 2,000 pounds. Carrots, green beans and radishes will be harvested this week. The Rotary Garden is prepared, planted and harvested by Ashland Rotary Club volunteers. These volunteers provide 450 hours per year beginning in the spring, all through the summer and into the fall. Each year the Rotary Garden provides much needed fresh vegetables to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank to help those who would otherwise go hungry. Here's a list of the food provided so far this year:
    Artichokes 4.0 pounds
    Beets 15.5 pounds
    Broccoli 27.5 pounds
    Cabbage 21.0 pounds
    Carrots 28.0 pounds
    Chard 18.5 pounds
    Cucumber 23.0 pounds
    Daikon 19.5 pounds
    Eggplant 61.5 pounds
    Green beans 110.0 pounds
    Kale 37.5 pounds
    Onions 432.5 pounds
    Peas 90.0 pounds
    Peppers 59.0 pounds
    Potatoes 164.0 pounds
    Pumpkins 258.5 pounds
    Radish 19.5 pounds
    Spinach 11.5 pounds
    Squash 400.0 pounds
    Tomatoes 165.5 pounds
    Turnips 22.0 pounds
    The rotary garden is grown in 4,000 square feet of garden beds. The rotary club of ashland #328 was founded in 1941.
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