Plant-a-Row for the Hungry
Plant A Row for the Hungry is a national public service campaign initiated by the Garden Writers Association of America in 1995. Westmoor Park has designated a 1/2 acre for this dynamic program that integrates the community to volunteer to organically grow vegetables and herbs. The produce grown is donated to a local shelter in Hartford, as well as the senior centers in town.
If you are starving for a chance to make a difference in your community, help to take a bite out of hunger - sink your teeth into plant-a-row for the hungry!
You’ll reap a cornucopia of rewards!!
Join us for fun, friendship and community service at Westmoor Park. We have dedicated our organic vegetable garden to a nationwide project known as “Plant-a-Row for the Hungry”.
Our harvests are donated to local shelters and help to feed area residents. Many hands are needed to make this a successful program. Planting begins in April and the work continues through October.
We are looking for volunteers from all ages and levels of experience. Projects include planting, maintaining, and harvesting organically grown vegetables which are then donated to local shelters.
Regularly scheduled volunteer days are: The first Saturday of each month, (May - October) and Monday or Wednesday mornings.
For more information please contact:
Jane P. Gottier, Head Horticulturist.
Westmoor Park ,119 Flagg Road, West Hartford CT 06117
860-561-8264 Monday - Friday or by fax 860-236-3815.
Link to NBC CT-Live segment about Westmoor Park and Plant-a-Row for the Hungry, recorded May 2019: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on/CT-LIVE-Plant-a-Row-at-Westmoor-Park_Hartford-510865562.html
Congratulations, Jane! Westmoor Park's Plant A Row gardens were featured on episode #1910 of ‘Gardening by the Yard,’ with Master Gardener Paul James a national TV show on HGTV! Many thanks to those who participated in the filming of this special, including garden volunteers, summer campers, and of course, Star the cow!