AmpleHarvest.org Lets Gardeners Give to Their Neighbors in Need

By: Meghan Young - Mar 18, 2015
References: ampleharvest.org
AmpleHarvest.org is a community for gardeners looking to make a difference. As is written on its website, "More than 42 million Americans grow fruit, vegetables herbs and nuts in home gardens -- often more than they can use, preserve or give to friends. The rest is wasted." This alone may not shock anyone, but when read in conjunction with the fact that "more than 50 million Americans live in food insecure homes," it is.

Through AmpleHarvest.org, community gardeners are encouraged help their neighbors in need by giving away this extra produce instead of letting it go to waste. Malnutrition and hunger can be a thing of the past if this sharing initiative were adopted more widely. AmpleHarvest.org hopes to stimulate awareness and action in a productive way.