Subaru Stadium Garden Could Give Chester Food Banks 4,200 Pounds of Fresh Produce a Year

David Bjorkgren
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Image via philadelphiaunion.com.

The first-ever organic garden at a Philadelphia professional sports stadium, Subaru Park, is expected to yield 25,400 servings of organic fruits and vegetables annually for Chester food banks, according to Subaru of America, as reported at wfmz.com.

Subaru of America, Inc. and the Philadelphia Union announced Friday the produce from the “Subaru Loves the Earth Garden for Good” would be distributed over the next year.

“Having access to fresh and delicious-tasting produce is vital for maintaining good health, but for many communities, fruits and vegetables are not easily accessible to residents,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc.

The garden is a symbol of Philadelphia Union’s commitment to Chester, said Union President Tim McDermott.

“We are all stronger when we work together to help our neighbors,” he said.

The garden is maintained by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Subaru employee volunteers. It is Chester’s first sustainable and organic garden and is part of PHS Harvest 2020, an initiative to combat local food insecurity during the pandemic.

Produce is harvested every two weeks from the garden during harvest season, with a goal of producing 4,200 pounds of produce a year.

Read more about this unique garden at wfmz.com.

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