North Dakota woman donates 3,727 pounds of vegetables from community garden


Donna Stumphf stands outside her garden with some flowers given to her by a fellow gardener. (Photo: Donna Stumphf)

The garden center donated a huge 4,000-square-foot pie-shaped plot at the edge of the community garden, as well as at least four dozen plants, including tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers and zucchini.

Mary Jo Dilonardo
November 6, 2018, 1:05 p.m


When Donna Stumphf was in her Grand Forks, North Dakota, community garden last fall, she was surprised to see the number of abandoned plots that had viable vegetables left behind.

“I saw so many gardens that still had vegetables and the people just walked away,” Stumphf tells MNN. “I guess they were just tired of them or they just produced too much and they didn’t know who to call.”

Stumphf, 68, began going from plot to plot, carefully gathering up any lingering vegetables with plans to take them to the local homeless shelter.

“I thought this was crazy to waste this,” Stumphf says. “There’s got to be people out there who can really use these vegetables.”

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