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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Sonja Gasper!!!

Sonja Gasper (opengatefarm, #5671) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an Expert Level Connecting Growers & Eaters Merit Badge!

“I am now a co-organizer for the Garden to Pantry project that I got my beginner and intermediate badges from last year. Our garden was started to grow vegetables for the area food pantries. All food grown goes to area people in need. Last year, we donated over 4,000 pounds of produce.


This year is going very well. We do not expect to have anywhere near last year’s numbers for poundage, as we have adjusted our plantings to what area pantries felt there was a greatest need for. This meant no more cucumbers or squash, and more focus on peas and beans. Instead of looking at pounds, we are focusing on people helped. This year, we have also included area Master Gardeners and volunteers who are pantry recipients.”

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Sonja, this community garden project is fantastic! What a beautiful layout you have shown here in the photo too. Congratulations on creating this successful project for so many people in need. You are an inspiration!!

  2. Joan Hendrix says:

    This is an AWESOME project. Congratulations!

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