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Representative Kaptur's Bipartisan Resolution Highlights the Positive Impact of Gardening

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  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.
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Highlights

  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.

Final Harvest of Timberland's Victory Garden

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Friday October 2nd was the final vegetable harvest from the Victory Garden, Timberland’s community garden at its headquarters in Stratham, NH. The front lawn of the building is home to several garden beds, totaling over 1900 square feet of garden space and is managed by a committee that consists of approximately 25 Timberland employees. All produce harvested is weighed and brought into the building where Timberland employees can purchase it for a donation, and all money raised is donated to the NH Food Bank in Manchester, NH.

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