Spring has arrived and Orangevale Food Bank is grateful for the blessing of the rain this year. Our drought in Northern California is coming to an end. As Spring arrives, our trees bloom and bear fruit. Our Food Bank vegetable garden will be planted and we look forward to our crops of tomatoes, squash, cucumber, peppers, corn, and more to be distributed.
Spring not only brings good weather and sunshine, but it also brings opportunity for our volunteers to work together and to nurture our Food Bank garden. Tending a garden strengthens the health of our food bank community. Additionally, our volunteers develop a strong bond with one another as they work side by side. One of our faithful volunteers who makes our garden possible is Dwight Sparks. Dwight and many of our other volunteers’ dedication to tending our garden is much appreciated by everyone who reaps what they sow. Volunteers make sure the soil is healthy and incorporate compost from our compost pile. They plant a wide variety of vegetables, water them, manage the weeds, and harvest the produce. It is a true labor of love.
Spring brings promise. The promise of an end to the coldness of winter and the beginnings of warmth and renewal. We are looking forward to what this season brings to our wonderful Orangevale and Fair Oaks communities.