Licking County's New Pantry Garden

March 20, 2020

Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers are delighted to share the news of our newly created Pantry Garden. After the removal of overgrown shrubs and the installing of water lines and fencing, the class of 2019 and members donned their garden gloves to make walkways and garden rows within a 36’ x 70’ zone. Techniques for the Pantry Garden were replicated as outlined in the book “Raised Row Gardening,” written by local authors Jim and Mary Competti. With the help of the Grow Ohio grant, our Pantry Garden gleaned an impressive 2,650 pounds of vegetables the very first year. The list of vegetables to grow came from the request of the head cook at The Salvation Army in Newark.  All produce harvested from the Pantry Garden is given to The Salvation Army to help sustain those in need.

Salvation Army Pantry