Growing for Giving Gardens

Giving GardenWeekly Giving Garden volunteer nights will begin on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Join us during the 2014 season on Tuesday evenings any time  from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to assist with planting, watering, weeding and harvesting vegetables for the Ballard Food Bank.   Produce is delivered fresh on Wednesday mornings, the busiest day of the week at the food bank.  At 6:30 p.m. we gather on the patio for food, libations and conversation.  Even if you can’t make it in time to work on the food bank gardens you are welcome to join us on the patio.

If you have any questions or comments please send me an email:   jenndunlap[at]gmail[dot]com.

We are excited to be working with a Ballard greenhouse volunteer group who will be providing the Giving Gardens with many starter plants for both the spring and summer season.

If you are unable to join us on Tuesday evenings, you can volunteer/give in other ways:

Weed & Water Giving Garden Plots: when you are at the garden, set aside a little time to assist with weeding and watering. Record your time in the Volunteer Log , your time counts toward your annual P-Patch hours.

Grow-a-Plant:  This season we are asking interested gardeners to grow a tomato plant for the Giving Gardens.  Brightly colored ribbons will be provided to you and we will harvest the plant on Tuesday evenings.

Giving Garden Gleaning: summer gets busy fast.  If you are unable to tend to your patch as you had planned, and know it needs to be harvested, let us know and we will glean your veggies for the Food Bank.

If you are available on a Tuesday evening – you do not have to commit for the entire season – drop in and join us to volunteer for the food bank, join in on the conversation and  snacks we all share after our work is done.

We hope to have a donation season that runs into October again and look forward to your support,

Giving Garden Team Leader

Want a better understanding of how the Giving Garden program works?

Lettuce Link’s P-Patch Growing for Giving