‘Growing Together’ exhibit (Photo from Plant A Row for the Hungry Founder Marvin Makofsky)

‘Growing Together’

Visit the Port Washington Library to see the Plant A Row for the Hungry exhibit

From now until Feb. 18, the Port Washington Public Library is partnering with Plant a Row for the Hungry and hosting its exhibit in the Community Gallery. The exhibit is titled ‘Growing Together’ and features art and testimonials of Plant a Row’s impact on the community.

From the left: Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Plant A Row for the Hungry’s President Marvin Makofsky and Supervisor Jennifer DeSena at the exhibit. (Photo from the Town of North Hempstead)

Plant a Row for the Hungry supplies fresh organic produce for community food pantries grown by Port residents and at garden/farming sites throughout Port Washington. For 12 years, Plant a Row founder Marvin Makofsky and the Plant a Row organization have been working with schools, local non-profits and businesses to encourage home-grown gardening of fresh produce. The local partnerships have also helped create painted pots that are scattered throughout the community to grow some extra produce and spread Plant a Row’s message.

Plant a Row’s volunteers and students learn the art of gardening and get the continuous message of why they’re doing it. In addition to providing pantries and families in need with fresh produce, Plant a Row’s mission is to mobilize the community to learn how home growing helps fight climate change and teaches kids the value of giving back. Going through the process of growing and delivering fresh produce is an enriching experience for all who participate.

Plant a Row partners with places like the Helen Keller Center, the Port Washington Adult Activities Center, Our Lady of Fatima, the Nicholas Center and students from Schreiber High School. At the library’s new exhibit, visitors can witness how these various organizations and Plant A Row impacted the Port community.

The exhibit first came to the library last year and has evolved since then to include Plant a Row’s various accomplishments from the past year. Makofsky shared with the Port Washington News that three Schreiber students on the Plant a Row team videoed “our testimonials from last year and more. With wonderful professional training, these students interviewed over 20 leaders from our community. With an iPhone, you can scan our QR Codes and see our special video interviews.”

Visit the Port Washington Public Library any day during business hours till Sunday, Feb. 18 to experience Plant a Row’s exhibit.
To get involved with Plant a Row for the Hungry, visit

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