Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 --- 7:45p.m.
An area food pantry says ending the cycle of poverty starts with education. Middleton Outreach Ministry teaches its clients to grow their own food.
The MOM Garden is in it's 3rd season. They've expanded every year. They're using every inch of land to put an end to hunger.
For many, this is their first time gardening. As intimidating as it might seem, Cheri Farha says, "people are surprised it is pretty easy to do."
Gardening makes the clients feel empowered, bringing them one step closer to becoming self sufficient. Clients say seeing everything that they planted grow is very rewarding.
The garden grew more than 6,500 pounds of food last year.