Grow veggies in Chilliwack to feed the hungry

There will be a big plant sale on Saturday along with workshops, and free garden starter kits for the first 75 attendees

PARGAR Kickoff by Food Matters Chilliwack is Saturday

Food Matters Chilliwack says vegetable donations have dipped, and are hoping more local gardeners will join the PARGAR effort this summer.

The veggies grown for the Plant A Row/Grow A Row program are used to help to feed the hungry in Chilliwack.

“We’re hoping we can turn things around this year, get more people on board,” said Rachel Knudsen, coordinator of Food Matters Chilliwack.

PARGAR Kickoff is Saturday, April 25, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ruth and Naomi’s Mission Community Gardens on Yale Road East, on the former Paramount Theatre site.

“There will be a big plant sale, gardening workshops, and free garden starter seed kits for the first 75 attendees,” she said.

In the weeks to come, PARGAR gardeners can donate their home-grown produce directly to the Ruth and Naomi’s Mission downtown on Wednesday mornings.

“Produce will either be used in evening meals or go directly into weekly food hampers for those in need.”

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