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Photo: Butterkin Squash Harvest at the Arma Community Garden (2020)

By Matt O’Malley

What do you do when someone donates squash transplants to a community garden even though the donor isn’t sure what kind of seed they started? Plant them anyway! Volunteers at the Arma Nutrition Council’s community garden had no idea the transplants were a cross between pumpkin and butternut squash. That didn’t matter in the end, because the butterkin pies that were made from the harvests were delicious. The resident-led community garden in the backround, which is located in a city park, grew approximately one ton of fresh food that was given away for free through the Arma City Library’s food pantry. This community of 1,400 Kansans is nearly 10 miles away from any other sources of fresh produce.By downloading this image, you agree to use the photo within the context that it was taken. You also agree to never use it for commercial purposes. The image always belongs to the original photographer and should be attributed to the photographer and Center for a Livable Future Food Policy Networks Photo Contest. Image credit: Matt O’Malley; CLF Food Policy Networks Photo Contest, 2020