Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director of Gaining Ground, spoke at our hybrid weekly meeting May 19. Gaining Ground, a nonprofit organic farm on Virginia Road in Concord, grows organic vegetables and fruit with the help of several thousand community volunteers. (Rotarians have worked in the fields and held meetings onsite there.) Gaining Ground donates all of the fresh food to area meal programs and food pantries including Open Table in Maynard.  (Visit Gaining Ground’s website to see the long list of places where they send produce.) Their agricultural methods, including no-til farming and covered fields, support sustainability. Gaining Ground began in 1994 and over the years has increased its yield from 2500 pounds of produce at the start to 127,000 pounds in 2020. It is an important community resource for many food-insecure families and an inspiring demo of a farming/hunger relief model.