Benicia Community Share

In November 2014, we established the first “Community Share Plot” at Avant Garden to grow and share the bounty of our gardens with community members in need. We bring freshly harvested produce, on bi-weekly basis, to the Benicia Community Action Council– our local hub for people in need. We estimate that approximately 800 pounds of vegetables are grown and donated each year.

The plot was envisioned, designed and established by our volunteer farmer, Jessica Joy. Volunteers from the community help to tend the plot, and to harvest and donate the fresh produce.

Community Share Plot Size – approximately 650 sq. feet

 Production Record:

Winter : 75 lbs (kale, turnips, chard, salad greens, bok choi, parsnip)

Spring: 120 lbs (carrots, radishes, turnips, spring onions, salad greens, green peas, beets)

Summer: 300 lbs (tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, salad, peppers, melons)

Fall: TBD (zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, spinach)

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