Garden for Good

by Sandra Foyt on June 25, 2016

in Service Projects

Boy picking strawberries at Kristys Barn, Castlon-on-Hudson, NY.If you’ve got a green thumb and you’d like to make a difference, there’s a service project just for you.

From the press release:

WHAT: Plant a Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to local soup kitchens and food pantries in their local communities. Sue Ann DuBois of Garden Goddess Sense and Sustainability is teaming up with The Garden Writers Association and Dehn’s Flowers to get this program started in Saratoga County.

Plant a Row is rooted in the heartfelt tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with others. Home gardeners, schools, community organizations and more can help make a difference for their neighbors who experience hunger or the treat of hunger. Growing fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs has families coming together in a shared activity to give back to the community.

To be a part of the Plant A Row project you can pick up your PAR packet that includes the project information brochure and garden bed tag. Then register your name and produce commitment with Sue Ann DuBois at sue@chipslandscaping.net or with Julie Slovic of Franklin Community Center at julie@franklincommunitycenter.org. Then watch your garden grow this season, send updates along the way and at harvest time drop off your fresh produce to Franklin Community Center’s Food Pantry.

For more information about the PAR Program contact local coordinator Sue Ann DuBois at sue@chipslandscaping.net or at518.390.9138.

WHEN: Starts June 4, 2016, Ends October 15, 2016

WHERE:  Dehn’s Flowers, 80 Beekman St, Saratoga Springs, NY

CONTACT: Sueann DuBois/ 518-390-9138/ sue@chipslandscaping.net

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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