Girl Scouts Help With Harvest Now Project
Posted: Nov 29, 2012
Girl Scout Troop 91240 in Easton, CT recently helped out in a Harvest Now garden at the Christ Church. The Church previously planned to take part in Harvest Now but asked the troop to spearhead the project.
The girls started off with only a plot of land. Then they prepped the land, built a fence to protect it from it animals, planted all kinds of vegetables, watered appropriately during the summer. The end result flourished into a harvest of vegetables in which they donated to the Connecticut Food Bank. This took each girl over 30 hours, where some girls contributed even more hours that took away from their vacation.
In order to make this happen, the troop spent a lot of money. One fundraiser that took place was the selling of stepping stones for the garden. One day at the church, many girls volunteered to help sell stones. The families who purchased these stones had the opportunity to put their hand prints on them.
This Harvest Now Project was required for each girl to complete their silver award. In the end, the troop was able to supply a total of 150 pounds of vegetables to Operation Hope in Fairfield, CT.
Operation Hope is a part of Harvest Now, which began in 2010 by Catholic Churches in order to give support to the poor. The food is delivered to Connecticut Food Banks which feeds millions of people who can’t afford to buy their own produce. In the first year alone 2,100 pounds of food were grown specifically for Harvest Now.
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