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Longview church garden provides produce for the needy

Longview church garden provides produce for the needy
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:14am

At the community garden run by First Baptist Church of Longview, it’s not a case of “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”

Instead, the garden has been blessed by both bountiful harvests and a bevy of willing workers, organizer Meloney Ferguson said.

“We bring the produce to people in our church who are sick, elderly or homebound,” Ferguson said. “We also make it available to anyone in the community who is in need and wants to come pick some fresh fruits and vegetables for their family.”

Able-bodied people who come to the garden to harvest produce for their own households are asked to help out by picking more than they need and leaving it to be delivered to those who are not physically able to come to the garden, she said.

“It can be expensive to eat healthily and we want people who may be experiencing economic hardship to know this resource is available,” Ferguson said. “We planted it to share.”

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