Wrapping Up The Garden Project

by | Dec 13, 2023

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This past summer, people in our community enjoyed the freshest, tastiest organic vegetables, grown right here in Billings by guests of Montana Rescue Mission!

This unique project was spearheaded by our amazing volunteer, Wayne Burleson, author of Gardening for Life – No Money Required. Now retired, Wayne has multiple degrees in science and agriculture, and has taught organic farming techniques throughout Africa, in Jamaica, and right here at home. He also has many years of experience with the USDA Agriculture Research Service and the US Forest Service.

Wayne has taught gardening through Mission Academy for a long time – and, as you might guess, is an expert in all things veggie! His compassion and dedication to Montana Rescue Mission made the Portable Veggie Cart project a reality.

Twice a week throughout the summer, our shelter guests came to farmers markets, where they proudly sold the fresh organic vegetables they lovingly grew and harvested. It brought us great joy to see the smiles on the faces of our shelter guests and their customers!


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