SPANISH LAKE , MO ( KTVI) – On Sunday volunteers stopped by St. Peters Church in Spanish Lake to take part in the St Louis County’s Community action agencies first ever Crop Mob.
The event was held at the half acre Seeds Of Hope Community supported agriculture farm that started last March. So far volunteers have planted and harvested more than 15,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for low income families. Farm manager Gabriel Hahn says there are also 20 families who sponsor the lot. “They’re doing meal planning fresh vegetables on the table at every meal and their health is already showing it. We shoot to provide a $20 value farmers market value every week and we’ve exceeded that every week thus far.”said Hahn.
Volunteer Genny Sernoga says she’s passionate about natural food and believes in getting the word out and educating people about healthy eating. she also says being part of the process makes all of her hard work worth the effort. “It’s a really nice way to come and help out and what you do today will benefit a few weeks or a few months from now when they harvest.” said Spernoga. The drought may have caused problems for some, but the crops at the seeds of home community farm somehow flourished in an environment designed to feed as many people as possible. “You think about all of the people who are going to enjoy it so that’s a really good feeling.”she said.
For information on Seeds of Hope...http://seedsofhopefarm.org/