Hello community food and urban gardening friends! We’re one-twelfth of the way through 2012 and working away. Some of that work is the work of raising not just food, but funds to raise food! Thankfully, we’re surrounded by great friends who are stepping up to support that part of the effort.
We’ll be holding our first and largest fundraiser of the year just before Earth Day. There will be plenty of green swag for everyone! Later in the spring, there will be a gleaning fieldtrip and an event to learn about (and enjoy!) winemaking. Then, we’re holding a Great Gatsby themed function in the fall, complete with an era-appropriate drink and food menu!
Meanwhile, we’ve got an ongoing “mud and wheels” appeal – offering a recurring donation option. Did you know that for only $ 7.50 per month – the oft-quoted cost of a few grande lattes – you can provide dirt and water and (hopefully) a delivery bike for our clients at our Original Green growing sites? That’s more than just mud and wheels!
Here’s the latest…We’ve got five beds growing and building seven more for spring and summer planting. Our plan includes acquiring another donated site (already identified!) and food deliveries to elderly residents. In addition to the mud, we’ll need seeds, plants, redwood, amendments and kid-size tools. We raised nearly $2,500 for our community food plan in 2011. That’s a great number, and we are grateful, but we can definitely grow more good with more help!
Maybe you’ll trade a latte to help us make mud (and expand our community food plan)? You can learn more and find our “Subscribe” button here.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen it, here’s a video from one of our Slow Food events, courtesy the folks at PowerSharing. It highlights some of the work we engaged in last year with our friends and master gardener at Nickerson Gardens. Thank you, and stay tuned!