Second Harvest expands its community garden

Posted at 7:29 PM, May 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-18 19:29:00-04

MONTICELLO, Fla. (WTXL)--Second Harvest food bank in Jefferson County is expanding its community garden.

They are now moving their small on-site garden to Lott's Community Garden in Monticello.

This garden will generate approximately 50,000 pounds of produce for those struggling with hunger.

Over the past two years, Lott's Community Garden and Second Harvest of the Big Bend have been working together to produce 30,000 pounds of food.

Owner of Lott's Community Garden Edwin Lott was at a groundbreaking event Saturday to kick off the change.

"Today during our day event you can kind of see in the background where we have the springer system going," said Lott. "We planted peas, okra, zucchini, squash, as well as cantaloupe."

Second Harvest says it works hard to fight hunger and malnutrition with fresh vegetables and fruit from retailers and farmers, but their goal is to also grow their own produce.