Urban Gardening Campaign Grows Potatoes for a Cause

Posted on May 30 2016 - 6:23am by UOG

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If you have a sunny spot in your garden, patio or balcony you can literally grow up to 100 lbs. of potatoes this summer.  One charity is hoping you want to join in on the movement and donate the spuds to your local food pantry or soup kitchen.

“Soldiers Helping Soldiers has launched the Grow Potatoes program, which aims to feed Ottawa’s hungry right from the city’s balconies and backyards.

To get started, you don’t even need a proper planter: just grab “a big old garbage bag,” punch some drainage holes in the bottom and fill it up, said retired sergeant Dannelle Gauthier, the project’s co-ordinator.”

One soup kitchen in Ottawa is using up to 120 pounds of potatoes a day!

To read the entire recipe for growing 100 lbs. of potatoes somewhat effortlessly, & learn more about Soldiers Helping Soldiers, visit: “MetroNews.ca