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We love adding fresh veggies to our emergency food packages. Smadar Shemmesh, our garden manager who volunteers countless hours, coordinates the support of Dwight Englewood School under the guidance of Tasha Urbanowski, Paul Keyes Associates and Quench Irrigation to make our garden bloom.
Thank you also to the First Presbyterian Church in Englewood (FPCE) for your donation of funds to help our garden grow and for your fabulous and hearty team of volunteers who helped with closing the 2016 garden for the winter and opening our 2017 garden. Also many thanks to the dedicated team of garden volunteers, including volunteers from Starbucks of Englewood, who have helped us maintain this important project.
Fresh produce is important to a healthy diet, but it can be very expensive and it has a limited shelf life.
All the produce from CFA’s garden is distributed to local low-income families who rarely have access to fresh, organic vegetables. This summer we’re growing yellow squash, pole beans, 3 types of tomatoes, 3 types of peppers, cabbage, collard greens, watermelons, carrots, beets basil and nasturtiums and marigolds to attract butterflies and bees.
A big thank you to the many groups who grow food to help our clients including Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, GrowTorah and Christ Lutheran Church in Woodcliff Lakes.
Quench Irrigation donated and installed an irrigation system to solve one of our garden biggest obstacles: how to keep the garden adequately watered without round the clock volunteers. This was a huge step forward in growing produce for our clients.
Thank you to The Community Chest Serving Englewood, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs for supporting the CFA Englewood garden. Your support provided the funding to continue expanding our efforts to provide fresh produce to local families in need.
Our thanks to Dwight-Englewood School students, under the guidance of Tasha Urbanowski, for your annual spring transplanting of tomato, broccoli, beans and pepper seedlings into the CFA garden and for helping us to expand our garden.
Do you want help in our Community Garden Program? No green thumb required.