The Purdue Extension-Marion County group really learned how to work under adversity this year, with great results. They had to change the normal days and times of the volunteer Master Gardeners for health safety reasons, but the resulting teams greatly improved efficiency and the sense of accomplishment, and the gardens ended up being healthy, attractive, and well-maintained. While the Purdue Extension has always donated produce from the garden to the local food pantry, this COVID year brought even more of a need and appreciation for this generosity. Almost 1,600 pounds of donated produce was harvested by these gardeners! Their work can be enjoyed by watching this video.
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