Governor Bev Perdue

Gov. Bev Perdue Planted A Row for the Hungry - AGAIN!

Last week Governor Bev Perdue joined the Food Shuttle and Logan’s Trading Company once again and pledged her commitment to the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign! This spring she is growing what is called the “three sisters crops”: corn, beans and squash at the Executive Mansion! Gov. Perdue recruited the aid of Jeremiah Logan, Leslie Logan's son of Logan's Trading Company, to help her plant the PAR garden. He got a few hours break from school to help the governor! What a lucky kid!

After the two of them planted a few corn plants, the governor asked Food Shuttle and Logan's onlookers to help her out. Sun and Amanda gladly stepped in to help plant a few corn seedlings.

The governor says she's involved in PAR, because she realizes the importance for fresh crops and food for everyone in North Carolina, and ended the day with one final appeal, that we at the Food Shuttle all agree with:

Please, North Carolina, step up and Plant a Row for the Hungry!”

The Food Shuttle was so excited about the event, we were Tweeting and “Twitpic”ing the afternoon away. To add onto the excitement, the governor’s own communication director blogged about the day!

To see more about the Governor’s PAR garden, watch this story from News 14 Carolina.

If you want to stop by her PAR garden while you’re in downtown Raleigh, you can visit it on the corner of Person St. and Jones St.

If you're interested in joining the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by starting your own PAR row in your garden, click here for more information on how to join!