Missy Bidwell fights hunger

Missy Bidwell fights hunger, one garden at a time

Missy, at far left, back row, and Emily, far right, second row, at the Nichols Old Home Day Parade.

On a spring day in 2016, Owego third-grader Emily Bidwell came home from school with a mission: to get her plant-savvy family to dedicate their vegetable garden to mitigating childhood hunger in Tioga County. Emily looked to her mom, Missy Bidwell, to get the project off the ground. Missy, a 17-year Cornell staff member, manages the production greenhouse for Cornell Botanic Gardens.

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