Around Town: Feeding the hungry

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced that gardeners participating in its harvest program have donated 13,285 pounds of produce to help combat “food insecurity.”

As part of the initiative, PHS

  • Provides local gardeners, groups and interested individuals with virtual resources on food growing and harvesting, including guides, checklists and ongoing webinars 
  • Maintains a list of local retailers and nurseries to get supplies and tools 
  • Connects gardeners through social media channels and remote networking opportunities 
  • Partners with community-based nonprofits to provide gardening supplies to low-income gardeners 
  • Creates and engages community growing spaces to encourage increased food production both now and long-term 
  • Maintains a network of distribution agencies and partners to collect and share produce with local food banks

Those wishing to learn more about harvest can visit

Individuals and groups interested in participating can register at

Donations are also welcome and may be made at