Garden Street 'Secret Garden' Producing Plenty Of Produce For Pantry

The new "secret garden” on Garden Street is growing and volunteers are picking vegetables. Once harvested, organic produce is brought next door to the Edyth and Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry. Fresh produce is available while supplies last to struggling neighbors shopping at the food pantry.

The addition of fresh vegetables grown in the garden comes at a critical time. Summer months are a time of low donations to St. Vincent de Paul food pantries.

Hidden behind a metal fence, the garden is largely a volunteer led effort. Volunteers started prepping the lot just south of St. Vincent de Paul’s Liz Carter Outreach Center early this year. The “Secret Garden” has already produced over 700 pounds of fresh produce including tomatoes, broccoli, basil, collard greens, zucchini, peppers, green beans and brussels sprouts.