Every home gardener knows the problem. Everything looked good in the seed catalog and you grew way too many vegetables for your family. Suddenly you have too many beans or peas, too much lettuce, or (common problem!) more zucchini than anyone could have imagined.
Here is something that you can do with your overflowing harvest, to help those in need, and to help answer President Obama's call for community volunteerism (see Delivering on Change: 100th Day Challenge): Donate your extra harvest to your local food bank or soup kitchen.
Here's all you have to do:
1. Find a local food bank by looking at Food Pantries; A Directory of Food Banks and Soup Kitchens Across America.
2. Check with them for any guidelines about donations and for the time of day when donations are accepted.
3. Be sure that you donate produce that is in good condition--the very stuff you would serve to your own family.
There! Garden away! Plant some extra rows! Don't hold back!