Would you look at this garlic a-scaping in the Capital Area Food Bank’s (CAFB) demo garden? “Using Bloom, we got the biggest okra I’ve ever seen last year. We grew 1,200 pounds of food in 2022, and are on track to grow even more this year,” said Avery Cross, CAFB’s Food Growing Education Specialist.

The organization distributes food to families, children, seniors and other populations facing food insecurity both directly and through its network of more than 500 nonprofit partners.

Click here to view more photos from CAFB’s demonstration garden, flourishing with the help of Bloom. CAFB’s garden team planted directly in Bloom’s woody blend, growing flowers, herbs, greens, garlic, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, berries and much more. Bloom has also recently been used in CAFB partner gardens at the Latin American Youth Center and So Others May Eat.