A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen profiled the Hope Garden in Ottawa, run by a group of volunteers, that provides food for the Shepherds of Good Hope’s soup kitchen. This year, they provided 847 pounds of vegetables to the soup kitchen, last year, the volunteers provided 8,689 pounds of vegetables and herbs.
Now capably managed by Barbara Harris, she explains, “I feel I’m gaining more being here than I’m giving, to be out here, it’s a wonderful feeling. Clear, clean air. Birds chirping. I just love it. It’s my passion.”