Have you had an opportunity to walk through Hap Magee Park recently? If so, you hopefully stopped under “the bounty garden” sign at our gate to peer at the nine raised beds full of robust chard, broccoli and lettuce seedlings.
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Dear Community Members,
My name is Amelia and my mom, Heidi, and I are co-founders of the Bounty Garden at Hap Magee Ranch Park. This project is very dear to my heart for many reasons. One is because I love gardening and I believe that organic gardening is something that should become more incorporated into people’s home gardens. This idea, organic produce, is one of the most important parts of the educational aspect of The Bounty Garden. Also, I am devoted to this project because of the benefit it would has on the surrounding community. Not only does it raise awareness about gardening environmentally and composting, but it helps those in our area who are feeling the effects of poverty. Today, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties feeds thousands upon thousands of people, but it still often does not have enough food to feed every hungry mouth. With the produce donated by The Bounty Garden, many more people would go to sleep at night with a satisfied stomach.
I have always felt that the issue of poverty is one of the most pressing problems in our society today and, even though The Bounty Garden would only be helping out our little corner of America, it has the potential to become something much bigger!
Sincerely, Amelia College Freshman