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Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies
10 Jan

Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies

In January, the very coldest part of winter, it’s hard to think of a time when the sun will shine and new plants—including garden veggies —will grow. But that’s a time Jacqui Sakowski, a retired small business owner, looks forward to all year round. What might be most unique about Jacqui’s gardening is what she does with what its produces: Jacqui donates it to local food pantries like MOM.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal:  A Break from the Heat
12 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: A Break from the Heat

In this entry in her garden journal dated June 12, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted
11 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted

In this entry in her garden journal dated May 27, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Growing a garden at MOM's food pantry garden plots
10 Aug

Growing a garden at MOM's food pantry garden plots

Heather grew up gardening, helping her mother in their family garden when she was a little girl. She returned to gardening recently as part of MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens—and found a way to add fresh veggies to her table and teach her sons a new skill.

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Family Garden update (July '16)
14 Jul

Family Garden update (July '16)

As we picked the cherries, we noticed a robin's nest with 3 eggs in the cherry tree! We shared with our feathered friend family, being sure not to disturb the robin eggs as we picked and leaving a few cherries behind. Respect for nature; respect for one another.

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Family Garden update (June '16)
15 Jun

Family Garden update (June '16)

Last week our client gardeners all met at the MOM Family Garden for a weekly session. This week, they will begin to mulch and trellis, and prune the tomatoes plants.

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MOM named an Edible Madison Local Hero
03 May

MOM named an Edible Madison Local Hero

MOM is honored to have been chosen as a winner of Edible Madison's Local Hero Awards!

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Dan the Garden Man
14 Sep

Dan the Garden Man

Dan’s zeal for the MOM Community Garden continues with bountiful plans for the future to integrate more MOM clients at the garden and to inspire others to get involved in their community.

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