Nine Washington Companies employees helped Garden City Harvest put the garden to rest from the 2015 season during the October 6 volunteer workday.
Volunteers during the workday harvested tomatoes and removed trellises, dug up garden beds to prepare for winter frosts, rotated compost piles and helped with general garden clean-up.
“Getting the farm ready for winter requires heavy lifting, digging and pulling,” Garden City Harvest Executive Director Jean Zosel said. “These efforts helped lay the foundation for another productive growing season.”
Garden City Harvest, a Missoula nonprofit, builds community through agriculture by growing produce with and for people with low-incomes, offering education and training in agriculture, and using gardens for the personal restoration of youth and adults. Garden City Harvest’s 200 volunteers work in gardens that provide over 30,000 pounds of food each season for those in need.
Garden City Harvest is one of many organizations where Washington Companies employees volunteer their time, adding people power to the annual financial support provided to the organization from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Garden City Harvest has been a Foundation partner since 2004.