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The Power of a Girl Scout

Last year we were approached by Michaela C., a Girl Scout from Massachusetts, about an amazing project she was working on to help get fresh food to those who need it most. We asked her to tell us more about her “Sow What?” program on the blog. Never […]

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America’s Clergy: The Overlooked Champions In The Fight Against Food Waste

Our biggest, overlooked champion is stepping into the ring. By Gary Oppenheimer This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post blog here. For the past several years, an increasing number of “foodies,” non-profits (including AmpleHarvest.org), government officials and others have explored tackling food waste, yet at every […]

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How to vacation when you’re a gardener

How to vacation when you’re a gardener… Summer days are hot and sunny…the kind of days where you wish you could hit the beach with your friends and family, or maybe escape the heat and enjoy some cool mountain air.  Hot and sunny summer days are also the […]

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AmpleHarvest.org’s Seventh Anniversary and Much to Celebrate

March 9, 2009. Not Your Typical Day By Gary Oppenheimer Two dates stand out. Today, March 9 and September 10. Looking back seven years on my calendar to those two dates, I see “Community Garden Meeting” in September and “Spin Class” in March. I clearly remember going […]

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Why give to AmpleHarvest.org?

There is no shortage of worthy and reputable charities that are asking for your support. So why AmpleHarvest.org? Because it is working to actually solve a problem. Really, a whole host of problems. Are you concerned about Hunger? So are we. Obesity? Yup. Diabetes? On it. Food […]

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DIY Edible Centerpieces from The Prudent Garden

The Prudent Garden’s Centerpiece for Pantries Recently we reached out to our blogger friend Debbie at The Prudent Garden to see what kind of amazing creation she could put together for our Centerpieces for Pantries Campaign. Check out what she came up with. It’s fantastic and will inspire you […]

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Feds Feed Families Success Story

AmpleHarvest.org and Feds Feed Families Inspiration This is the second year in a row we have partnered with the largest food drive in America. Feds Feed Families is a nation-wide food drive by the nearly 3 million U.S. federal employees.You can read more about our partnership with […]

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We meet at last!

Last week was awesome. I’ve worked for AmpleHarvest.org for almost three years and I’ve never actually met any of my colleagues in person, until now. Last week I got to meet our Founder and Executive Director, Gary Oppenheimer IN REAL LIFE! It’s definitely strange to have known […]

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More than just a great idea. A MOVEment.

AmpleHarvest.org – More than just a great idea! When I tell people about AmpleHarvest.org and our mission, the typical response is usually: “That’s such a great idea!” And my response back is that AmpleHarvest.org is more than just a great idea; we are a MOVEment! A movement […]

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You’re all heroes!

You probably already know that AmpleHarvest.org was started by Gary Oppenheimer who is a Master Gardener and self-described “aging geek”. You may even know that he’s from New Jersey and got the idea for AmpleHarvest.org when the community garden he was volunteering in had so much extra […]

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