The Food Bank Gardens project and leadership team believe that everyone should have access to healthy, fresh food. We also believe in working together as a team.
The original food bank garden, located at the Port Townsend Mountain View Commons started in the spring of 2012 and was assisted by a grant from the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation and a generous donation from the Jefferson County Food Bank Association to construct a hoop house for tomato production.
We harvested and delivered 800 lbs of fresh produce in 2012, and over 3,000 lbs in 2013! We labeled 2014 “The Year to Grow Your Own Food” and surpassed our previous success by operating more efficiently from three locations; Mountain View Food Bank Garden, High School Food Bank Garden and the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden.
As we surpass the five year mark of this organization’s history, we have donated over 20,000lbs of produce to the people of Jefferson County. In 2017 we want to get more people involved in this fantastic project! Volunteers are welcome to learn and grow with us – even an hour of your time will translate into making new friends, fun in the garden and more produce for the Food Bank and local high school! If you’re interested in learning more about the Food Bank Garden Project, any of the garden locations or would like to volunteer, please send an email to email@example.com.