Each visit to my patch is more and more disheartening because the deer continue to decimate my crops. But what's more frustrating and sad is the other patches at the community garden that have loads of crops just rotting on the vines. This is the case with the majority of patches there--they've been deserted when they're most productive. It makes my heart feel so heavy to see all of that delicious, fresh, healthy food (largely grown without pesticides) rotting away when it could be dinner for the growers, their friends, and needy families.
Where have all these gardeners gone?
I walked around yesterday (Tuesday) and snapped photos of other people's patches so you could get an idea how I felt seeing the crops withering away. (It was hard to only take pictures, I admit).
If you've got a patch, or know someone who does, encourage them to spend some time there (and soon) to get these vegetables harvested and donated to the food pantry. Or let me know which plot is yours and, with your permission, I'll pick and donate the food for you.