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Happy Thanksgiving!

If you don’t know about the Black Panther Peoples Free Food Program your not as woke as you think. Feeding the poor and underprivileged was a very important part of  Black Panther Social Programs and the Free Food Program and the Free School Breakfast Program: feeding kids hot breakfast before school, was co-opted by America. 

At Bissel Gardens, we have an Allotment Garden for folks that want to “farm” their own 8X4 bed, but in the Propagation Area, gardeners, especially veterans, grow food and share in everyone’s bounty in a true “Community Garden”. Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’ve been harvesting the last of the summer Collard Greens. I’m making a big pot! Enjoy the day. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy

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As the pandemic disrupts global food supply chains, people may have to depend more on locally grown food. Experts expect the number of people suffering through severe food shortages could swell to 265 million people in 2020.
Bissel Gardeners are glad they have been community gardening and raising food for themselves for more than 25 years. We hope when the NYC Pause In Place is lifted more folks will see the need for community gardens and will join us! Chuck the Gardener

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