What We Do
The AmpleHarvest.org Campaign is a national effort utilizing the Internet that enables 40+ million Americans who grow food in home gardens to easily donate their excess harvest to registered local food pantries spread across all 50 states.
Gardeners throughout the Seattle area can share their fresh produce and, garden-by-garden, help diminish hunger in their community.
Why We Do It
One out of six Americans needs food assistance, but can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry, while, millions of American homeowners grow more food in their backyard gardens than they can possibly use.
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way!
AmpleHarvest.org envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community using only their backyard gardens.
The "Galloping Gourmet" To Help AmpleHarvest.org End Hunger In Seattle
"An invitation from Keynote speaker Graham Kerr (formerly The Galloping Gourmet)"
A free autographed copy of Graham Kerr's "The Gathering Place" will be given to the first 350 guests on Sept 15
On Saturday, September 15th, Furney's Nursery located at 21215 International Blvd S
in Des Moines, WA (driving directions here) will host the AmpleHarvest Seattle Festival from 9:00am - 4:00pm to benefit AmpleHarvest.org, an Internet based anti-hunger charity that enables home gardeners nationwide to donate their excess produce to local food pantries.
Keynote Speaker is author and TV personality Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet, who will speak about the benefits of growing and eating fresh vegetables and fruits and will be joined by special guest, gardening expert Ed Hume.
CNN Hero Gary Oppenheimer, Founder and Executive Director of AmpleHarvest.org, along with local food bank personnel to explain the powerful need for growers to join the efforts to help families in the Seattle area.
Also speaking with be Colin McCrate, Co-owner, Seattle Urban Farm Company & co-author, "Food Grown Right" and Sue Goetz, owner of Creative Gardener.
Guests are encouraged to participate in a Produce Drive by bringing their fresh garden foods to the event for distribution directly to local food banks. In addition to guest speakers, the event will feature a Community Pavilion including local gardening businesses and organizations where guests will enjoy demonstrations, healthy food and family fun.