About Us

Who we are

Growing To Support Community

Our all-volunteer organization asks MoCo residential and community food gardeners to grow a little more in their gardens and donate the surplus produce to local food pantries. We also support several grow-to-donate gardens where all produce is given to those in need.

We also support food gardeners with online gardening talks on timely topics and provide individuals and community groups with no cost seedlings at the start of the growing season. Our outreach program, Growing Healthy Futures, provides selected vulnerable populations with the gardening education and  growing materials needed to produce some of their own food.

HarvestShare believes that we as a community of gardeners can make a valuable contribution to reducing food insecurity in our county, bringing fresh, nutritious food to our neighbors in need.

About HarvestShare

How it Works

Gardeners with extra produce can drop food off at a number of sites listed on our website. Our goal is to keep the time between harvest, drop off and redistribution to  within 24 hours, keeping the fruits and vegetables amazingly fresh.

Produce collection runs from July through October.

And be part of our team

How to Get Involved

Neighborhoods, community gardens, places of worship, clubs and organizations are encouraged to set up their own collection sites and schedules and HarvestShare will link them with a local organization for distribution to those in need.

Monetary donations keep our program running and support community outreach programs that teach low-income residents how to grow some of their own food, sharing  the growing and educational materials needed to do so. All donations are tax deductible.

Ginkgo collection site
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Meet The Team



Cat Kahn is a longtime resident of Montgomery County who has been actively involved in hunger issues for many years. She is excited to have created an organization that combines…

Dara is a Marylander by heart, though not by birth. She grows vegetables, herbs, fruit, native plants, bees, and chickens in her suburban backyard. She is passionate about growing food…

Diana Cardona is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. She always wanted to grow her own vegetables and berries after seeing how costly organic produce was. She enjoys sharing her…

Sue Kuklewicz grew up in Montgomery County in a family of farmers. As a child her parents grew and canned vegetables from their backyard garden with the help of their …

Sidney enjoys the long Maryland growing season after years of gardening in Ontario, including a stint working on an organic CSA farm. She grows vegetables, fruits, and herbs in her…

Barbara grew up in New Jersey, the Garden State, where the soil is rich in loam and almost anything grows. There she gardened with her father, supplying fresh herbs to…