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Stone Soup Cafe hosts planting day at community garden

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Published: Jun. 4, 2022 at 3:08 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Under the bright summer sun, Stone Soup Cafe rallied volunteers to plant for a cause.

For years, the local soup kitchen has run a community garden near downtown Fairbanks.

On Saturday, June 4, between 50 and 60 supporters gathered to plant vegetables and flowers for the season.

Organizations and farms around the borough donated materials and manpower to the effort.

Potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, kale, beans, carrots and radishes were among the items planted.

Once harvested, the food goes to those who need it most.

Peter Miller, Garden Coordinator, said the food “goes to feeding the community. It’s really a garden that’s for everybody. It’s open, as you can see, and sometimes folks come and they can graze a little bit and that’s okay, but most of the food just goes to the kitchen to feeding hungry people in the community.”

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