“I sometimes have a difficult time getting around, when I see my beautiful garden growing I somehow get some extra strength to go out and enjoy all the vegetables”- 2nd year Home Gardener
Winter is a great time for reflecting, learning from the past, and planning for spring. The Home Gardens team is busy doing all of these things! We are so grateful to all of those who made our program possible in 2016: gardeners, volunteers, partners, donors, businesses, foundations, and staff. Together we are building healthier, more connected communities!
As we move into 2017 we are grateful for all the inspirational stories and thoughtful feedback that our gardeners shared with us through our end of year surveys. Here some of the results.
Want to join the team? We are currently recruiting for a handful of key volunteer positions:
Garden Mentor: work one-on-one with beginning gardeners to impart gardening skills, knowledge, and confidence (flexible schedule). Visit growing-gardens.org/mentor for more info and to apply (deadline: March 1 or when spots are filled)
Crew Leader: get trained in our home-scale garden building methods and lead small groups of volunteers to build backyard gardens (must be available 10-3pm 4/15, 4/22, and 4/29). To sign up and for questions contact Emily: firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline: March 15 or when filled)
Spring Dig-In Captain: get your friends and coworkers involved in the grooviest garden-building, fundraising competition of the season. Prizes, celebration, good-times for all. For more information and to sign up contact Emily: email@example.com. Space is limited – (deadline: February 15 or when filled).
And if you can’t wait til spring, come join us indoors while we sort and package seed donations this January!!
The team here at Lettuce Grow recently sent out a thank-you to our invaluable volunteers and supporters. A few of our volunteers emailed us back to let us know that the experience has been invaluable for them as well.