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Fresh Food For All

Providing fresh food and garden connections to under-served and low-income individuals and families.

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Comment by Community Cooperative on March 19, 2014 at 10:43am

Would love to hear about other projects to increase access to fresh food and gardening for low-income households. We've partnered on Urban Farmers In Training that connected homeless individuals with gardening training and land to grow food for eating and selling at farmer's markets, grown our own food for use in Meals On Wheels, soup kitchen and food pantry meals and worked with volunteers to keep our projects successful.   

Comment by Barbara Dahlbach on March 19, 2014 at 5:01pm

Being in a very rural area we are teaching 5 classes on gardening and then how to take those vegetable to the table.   We also want to provide plants, seeds, containers to those who need the help.

 

Comment by Community Cooperative on March 24, 2014 at 4:02pm

We had several volunteers helping build a trellis and improving our garden area last weekend. Our program serves homeless, under-served families and individuals, children and seniors in Lee County Florida.

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Excess produce? Share the harvest with a local food pantry!

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on August 27, 2014 at 8:22am 0 Comments

August is filled with fresh fruits and veggies, often more than one gardener can handle. Have extra food from your harvest? Share with your neighbors or consider donating to your local food bank or soup kitchen to those in need. To find a food pantry in your area, visit http://www.foodpantries.org/

Garden Fundraising for Schools!

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on August 26, 2014 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Ready to to start a garden fundraiser with your school this year? OurGardening with Kids fundraising kits give schools and organizations the opportunity to earn a 50% profit and offer free shipping using products that are hand-selected by the NGA team while promoting healthy living. 

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and Rot this school year!

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on August 22, 2014 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Composting is a natural fit with school garden programs as it provides a responsible way to reuse waste with numerous science and math connections. Is your school composting? Discover the benefits and download a free lesson here: http://bit.ly/1llW7By…

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Did you grow great peppers this year? Save your seeds!

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on August 21, 2014 at 9:42am 0 Comments

Pepper seeds are simple to harvest and save. When the peppers ripen to the point where they begin to wrinkle, cut them open and scrape out the#seeds. Dry the seeds in a single layer of paper for a 1-2 weeks in a warm, airy location out of direct sun, and then pack them away. More tips on saving seeds: http://bit.ly/1rU2lZr

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