Be Generous with Your Garden Pt. 2

This article was scraped from Rochester Subway. This is a blog about Rochester history and urbanism has not been published since 2017. The current owners are now publishing link spam which made me want to preserve this history.. The original article was published November 22, 2016 and can be found here.

Gloria Gardening [PHOTO: Gloria Grattan]

     By       Matthew Denker

If you haven't noticed, it's now mid-November, and your garden is probably all generous-ed out (see     Part 1    ). I understand! But don't let that discourage you from helping all the same. Read on to see what you can do to stay involved.

To begin, Gloria is back with a follow-up, a thank you, and what you can do to keep helping. She's also shared a number of fantastic photos from her summer of hard work, and they're all here as well. So without further adieu...

First , I want to say thank you to Leonard Leo, Gillian Kratzer, Karen VanBuren, Moira Rivera, Cilla & Glenn Drinkwater, The Steffan Family, Camman Acres, Katherine Drake, Katy Foley, Kirby Farmers Market, Christopher Grattan, Caurie Putnam Ferguson, Matthew Denker, and Linda Fischer Farnum for helping me so much with my project.
What I ended up doing was taking lots of donations to the Open Door Mission. It was not a very good Summer to grow things, but I got through the with lots of help and sometimes we bought stuff from the farmer's markets.
I am going to keep going with my project. My friend Kay is helping me. Right now we are baking things on the weekends and taking it to the Open Door Mission. We also buy vegetables at the Public Market.
We want to find more people to help, especially kids. My mom is talking to some places about what they need.
I'm really proud of my project and can't wait to see where it goes!

As we discussed in the first article, Gloria has been involved in food donation since she was only three years old, and has been working on the west side of town ever since. This year she even raised $300 for the Brockport food shelf. We remain incredibly excited by her project here at Rochester Subway and are hoping to lend a hand personally. As before, if you too want to get involved by giving food, please     visit the project's Facebook page

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and message Gloria.    * * *

Gloria with late August bounty [PHOTO: Gloria Grattan]

The end of August, when after a pretty dry season we posted a request for donations and people in the area all of the way into the city came through right away. This isn't even all of it.

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Gloria over Labor Day weekend [PHOTO: Gloria Grattan]

Labor Day weekend, dropping off at Open Door Mission.

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Gloria at the end of September [PHOTO: Gloria Grattan]

The end of September, getting picked up from school to do a drop off.

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Gloria, Kay Smith, and Isaac from Open Door Mission [PHOTO: Gloria Grattan]

Gloria, Kay Smith, and Isaac from Open Door Mission dropping off right before Halloween. They spent all day Saturday baking.

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Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA