We would like to join this fight to end hunger in our community by both creating a new congregational giving garden at a member's property, as well as by encouraging a home giving garden army to aid us in this effort. We are just getting started.
How can you help? Join us. Reach out to Jennifer Haratsaris to be part of the team working the congregational 20'x40' plot at Ann's property. We will be breaking ground soon. Or find a spot in your yard, planter boxes or containers to "grow a row" or two to share with our community this summer and fall. The fruits of our labor will be donated through The Round Pantry at Westview, other mission partners or through Grow and Give outlets this summer and fall. We are still defining our distribution methods. Stay tuned!
We will be joining a larger "food growing army" in our community organized through the Grow and Give CSU Extension project. This modern Victory Garden idea is designed for
citizens to grow vegetable gardens and plant extra to share with local food
banks and community members in need. Historically, victory
gardens were planted on public and private land during World War I and World
War II to reduce pressure on the public food supply. Roughly 40% of the U.S.
vegetables grown in those years came from 20 million victory gardens. As we work together, we will learn how to grow food with sustainable practices, caring for bees, our soil and water supply while working to feed our neighbor and ourselves with a low carbon footprint.
Watch for updates and helpful tips each month in our Earth Care CENTRALPosts!