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The victory garden is a community garden run on behalf of the Livingston County Hunger Council by Ms. Kay Simmons. The Brighton Garden Club also maintains an herb and flower garden at the front of the Victory Garden. The garden sits on a full acre of land loaned to the hunger council by Brighton NC Manufacturing Solutions. Kay leads a team of volunteers from local schools, businesses, organizations as well as interested individuals to plant, grow and harvest vegetables that are then donated to the local food bank. The garden provides over 10,000 lbs of free fresh produce to families in need each year.
|Brighton Hunger Council's Victory Garden - June 2016.|
Not only does the Victory Garden provide fresh vegetables to the community, it also provides allotments to individuals. In exchange for volunteer work in the garden, individuals are given the opportunity to use a portion of the acre of land on which to grow their own produce.
|Hoeing a row of pumpkin at the Victory Garden.|
If you are interested in volunteering at the garden, please contact Kay Simmons and/or view the website at http://www.livingstonhunger.com/our-work/community-gardens/.
To view the garden, please visit at NC Manufacturing Solutions - The field to the left of the building - 7300 Whitmore Lake Rd Brighton, MI 48116.
|Picture from http://www.livingstonhunger.com/our-work/community-gardens/|