WIC Community Garden: Volunteers needed to help plant vegetables

Over 3,000 pounds of produce was yielded in 2015

OLATHE, Kan. - Want to be “outstanding” in your field?

Here’s a way: Roll up your sleeves and dig in at the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Community Garden in Olathe.

According to the director of the Department of Health and Environment in Johnson County, Lougene Marsh, volunteers are always needed and welcome. This is the fourth growing season for the garden.

Last year, over 3000 pounds of produce made its way from this plot of land to the tables and refrigerators of those who need it most.



Every Tuesday morning during the growing season, volunteers head out to tend the garden.

Those being helped through WIC also work in the rows. Sometimes there are dozens of children learning about where their food comes from and having fun, all at the same time.

The purpose of the garden is threefold: Educate. Empower. And, most importantly, feed.

If you want to get down and dirty helping others, this is one garden where a big heart is as important as a green thumb.




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