Last Thursday, 25 Master Gardeners spent the afternoon packing seed for the Grow Well Missouri program. Master Gardeners of Greene County will assist with food pantries throughout Greene County to provide vegetable gardening supplies to those in need.
Along with providing plant material and seeds, Master Gardeners of Greene County will provide educational programs on how to grow healthy and fresh food.
About 90% of food bank participants in the program are expected to grow the produce and share their garden surplus with families and friends.
Additionally, the Master Gardener vegetable garden will be donating their produce and all members have been asked to donate surplus food from their own gardens.
They will also work with the Greene County Library to package the donated seeds and then the library will distribute these in food desert communities in the county through their bookmobile program.
Master Gardeners of Greene County is a service of the University of Missouri Extension with over 300 members.