Randy Goldman, a retired criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia, has turned a patch of grass behind the Haverford YMCA into a bountiful vegetable garden that helps feed the hungry, writes Maria Panaritis for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Goldman devotes all of his time volunteering at the garden, which now produces close to 3,000 pounds of organic food each year for three local food pantries.
Each year, the 71-year-old, who has been gardening at the Haverford YMCA for around five years, sets a goal to produce more food from the small garden than the year before.
“There’s a lot of pressure involved in this, believe it or not,” he said. “Time does not stop for you.”
In addition to struggling with regular everyday garden tasks like watering and pruning and adjusting for the many whims of Mother Nature, there are also other issues he has dealt with from time to time.
“We’ve got a serious groundhog problem around here,” said Goldman.
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