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Plan Your Give Back Garden during National Garden Month

In the middle of the summer, when your garden is overflowing with summer squash, tomatoes and beans do you ever wonder, “What am I going to do with all of these vegetables?”

Ample Harvest has the answer.  The organization facilitates home gardeners’ donating their excess harvest to local food pantries. You can find a food pantry near you by typing in your address, or zip code at  So, go ahead.  Plant all the zucchini you want.  They’ll all get eaten!

Even if you don’t have a garden, you can support Ample Harvest’s work by:

  • Telling your friends who are home gardeners about Ample Harvest
  • Encouraging your local food pantries to register on Ample Harvest
  • Downloading an Ample Harvest flier to post in your local garden shop, nursery, or hardware store

For more give back gardening ideas, check out the National Gardening Association’s list of 101 Ways to Celebrate National Garden Month.