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Boy Scout Troop 1969 plants onions and potatoes for Grow-A-Row

By Community Bulletin
on April 22, 2016 at 9:43 AM

More than 30 Boy Scouts from Troop 1969 of Stanton, planted onion bulbs for America’s Grow-A-Row on the evening of April 12. America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce.

The Boy Scouts held their weekly meeting at the not-for-profit’s farm in Pittstown and then got to work in the dark planting bulbs, which will yield more than 2,000 onions.

Later that week, on April 17, the Scouts met up under sunny skies at the Readington River Buffalo Farm, where they planted 35 rows of potatoes for the program. The Scouts plan to return to the Buffalo Farm in October for the potato harvest. They will dig up the potatoes, which should amount to roughly 2,750 pounds, and deliver them to local food pantries and soup kitchens

For more information on Troop 1969, contact Bill Wallace, Scoutmaster, at flybywranch@comcast.net.