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WNCT-9 and WCTI-12 both aired stories of the planting at OVB Garden Camp Seafarer last Friday.  Ellen Bacca, Channel 12 meteorologist, and Maria Satira, Channel 9 weekend anchor, both covered the event and filed on-air and website stories with video footage.

To view their stories, click on the link to the left to the OVB Facebook page, or find them on the links at left to the stations’ websites.


OVB Gardens Bethany #1, #2 and #3 being plowed Sunday, March 2.
OVB Gardens Bethany #1, #2 and #3 being plowed Sunday, March 2.

Spring is here and OVB is getting ready for planting!

By March 22 Operation Veggie Box and its partner churches and organizations will have planted 5  to 7 gardens in Pamlico County. Vegetables from these gardens will go to food pantries in Oriental, Reelsboro, New Bern, and Havelock. OVB is now realizing growth in its core ministry activities.

We are hoping to produce over 3,000 pounds of vegetables per garden at a delivered cost of $.10 per pound. Our standard garden size is 10 rows, each 100 feet long. If we are able to produce this amount we will increase our yield by over 75% over our fall 2013 garden and reduce the cost by over 50%.

There will be much more to come this year including our Veggie JAM!, Corn JAM!, and more.

Stay tuned.  It is going to be an exciting year!