Shelter growing its own vegetables

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

JUNEAU - A garden is starting to sprout at a soup kitchen and shelter for the homeless in Juneau.

Mariya Lovishchuk, director of the Glory Hole shelter and soup kitchen, says the plants are now just beginning to come up. She says not only does vegetable gardening give shelter patrons meaningful work, but also provides a reliable source of fresh produce for the kitchen.

She says it might even be possible to share some of the plants with the community to thank them for their support.

The new plants will be taken outside to terraces on the back lot and to containers on the shelter's roof to grow and mature this summer.

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