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Good plotting planned at Luscher Farm

New Adopt-a-Plot program will help gardeners help hungry


Dawn Grunwald is going into the adoption business at Luscher Farm.

It’s not babies, but plots of land that are up for adoption in her new program Adopt-a-Plot. Grunwald’s idea is to teach people the joy of organic gardening and supply all of the materials they need to do it. At the same time, Luscher plotters will be providing the bounty of their crops to help people in need. Nobody loses, everybody wins.

“We want to get groups like the Brownies and Cub Scouts signed up to adopt plots,” said Grunwald, who is the new farm coordinator at Luscher. “They will grow the plants, weed, water, and finally harvest them for Meals on Wheels. They can sign up now, and they’re provided everything they need.”

There is one more incentive: “People in the program can take home some of the vegetables they grow,” Grunwald said.

Materials provided will include gloves, fertilizer, irrigation system, compost, seeds and plant starts.

Meanwhile, Grunwald and other expert gardeners will be around to provide guidance each step of the way.

“This program will help maintain our demonstration garden as a teaching tool,” Grunwald said.

Interested persons can call 503-675-2549 to register and pay the $25 per-season fee. An Adopt-a-Plot docent will then contact you to schedule an orientation session training at Luscher Farm.

For more information contact Dawn Grunwald at 503-534-5284.

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