The beautiful weather on Saturday, November 11 provided an ideal environment for the 18th Annual Harvest Celebration. This community celebration of our 133 garden affiliates was held at the Westbury Community Garden
and featured a potluck meal, a special presentation about soil by Danny Millikin (Horticulturist for the McGovern Centennial Gardens
), and the annual presenting of the Nut Grass and Green Jeans awards, honoring those individuals and gardens who have made significant contributions in the garden community. This year's winners included Christian Community Service Center (Nut Grass Award) and Dana Crawford of the San Jacinto Community Garden (Green Jeans Award).
Over 55 people attended, including representatives from 17 community and school gardens. Panera Bread and Starbucks donated food and a coffee service. The potluck was extensive and scrumptious including many leafy greens, sweet potatoes, brassicas and other fall favorites. Thanks to all who participated and the many, many community gardens who further our mission!