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Sow an Extra Row and Help Others in Need

November 21, 2010
Sow an Extra Row

December’s a month when we think about giving and many of us are finding it harder to make ends meet – some of us more than others.

How about this for an idea for  sharing some of the extra produce that we grow, suggested by an anonymous contributor to a website in the USA recently?

It’s very simple:  sow an extra row or two of seeds and give them away.

There are charities all over the world trying to help the poorest people in our own communities, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better for a while either.

Here in Ireland we have Society of St Vincent de Paul who’re working hard with 14 regional offices around the country, meaning there should be one near you.

(Don’t just turn up at their office with boxes of fruit and vegetables though, ‘phone them first!)

So when you’re buying and sowing your seeds next year, try and remember those who’re finding it hard to get by and sow a bit extra.

Tell your friends and neighbouring farmers about the idea too and give even more.  In this day and age, people should not have to go hungry.

1 Comment

  • Reply Ali November 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Great idea, I will be spreading the word!!

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