Too Many Cukes in the Kitchen?

Donate your garden surplus to Philabundance

Remember (or remember learning about) victory gardens? You know, those home gardens proud citizens planted during the two World Wars to alleviate the pressure on the public food supply?

Even if you’re not a baby boomer or a history buff, you can still bring help bring the victory garden movement back this summer by sowing some extra fruit and vegetable seeds for Philabundance’s Share the Harvest 2010 program. Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, encourages home gardeners to share the fruits of their labor with neighbors in need. Donate your surplus harvest on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from July 17 through September 25, at ten drop-off locations throughout the Delaware Valley. Philabundance will then distribute your extra zucchini or tomatoes through its network of nearly 500 member agencies in the area. Click through to see a list of Share the Harvest drop-off sites throughout the region, or visit Philabundance’s website for more information.

Philadelphia County:
Laurel Hill Gardens, 8125 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Bucks County:
Carousel Gardens, 591 Durham Road, Newton, PA
Seasons Garden Center, 1069 River Road, P.O. Box 20, Washington Crossing, PA

Chester County:
Gardener’s Landscape Nursery, 535 W. Uwchlan Avenue, Chester Springs, PA

Delaware County:
Rose Tree Park, 1971 N. Providence Road, Media, PA
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA

Montgomery County:
Albrech’s Garden Center Nursery, 650 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, PA
St. Asaphs, 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Rhoads Garden, 570 DeKalb Pike, North Wales, PA

Camden County:
Springdale Farms, 1638 S. Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ

*Photo courtesy tiny banquet committee via flickr