Between March 14 and March 22, six of the seven Operation Veggie Box (OVB) spring gardens were planted with cabbage and lettuce. Each of those gardens now has 500 cabbage plants and 100 lettuce plants.
The youth of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Arapahoe, planted 900 cabbage plants and 200 lettuce plants in OVB Gardens Bethany #1 and #2 March 14. On March 22, Bethany adult volunteers planted the remaining 100 cabbage plants in OVB Garden Bethany #2 and 500 cabbage plants plus 100 lettuce plants in OVB Garden Bethany #3.
Ninth-grade students at Arapahoe Charter School planted the OVB Garden ACS the morning of March 21, while volunteers from Camp Seafarer, Camp Sea Gull, Silver Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, Arapahoe United Methodist Church, Bethany and others from the Pamlico County community planted the OVB Garden Camp Seafarer.
The following day volunteers from the Vandemere community planted the OVB Garden Vandemere.
OVB Garden Meals on Wheels at the county Senior Citizens Center had been scheduled for planting March 22 as well, but the wet conditions there required a postponement until March 29.
The cabbage and lettuce planted can survive in cold weather conditions, but other vegetables not as cold tolerant will be planted after the threat of frost has passed in mid-April.
Produce from the seven OVB gardens will be delivered at harvest to Fishes and Loaves food pantry in Oriental, Religious Community Services food pantry and soup kitchen in New Bern, Havelock/Cherry Point Ministerial Outreach food pantry, and the newly established Reelsboro United Christian Services (RUCS) food pantry.
The Holy Spirit is at work in Pamlico County!