On 15 June 2021, Rotary Club of Cambridge North (RCN) member Dean Fitzgerald delivered more than 30 tomato plants to Kitchener’s Meals On Wheels (MOW) garden. While sporting a mask, gloves, and Covid-19 inspired long hair, Dean again helped plant nine heirloom varities of red, yellow, and orange tomato included in the 30+ plants grown from his seed collection. Dean planted the tomatos with Leslie Houston, Garden Leader, Community Support Connections, MOW, and one other volunteer. Dean selected these heirloom varieties because they are indeterminate, and thereby produce fruit all season. It was reported that these plants produced fruit from July to September this year! This was the second year that RCN contributed to the garden and the activity was faciliated by Jodi Carreiro, Volunteer and Community Engagement Faciliator. If you are interested in helping out with their facility and activities, Jodi can be reached at: email@example.com.
Photograph 1: View of the 30+ heirloom tomatos destined for the MOW garden.
Photographs 2 and 3: Rotarian Dean helping plant tomatoes at the MOW garden.