Individuals of all ages, community organizations, garden enthusiasts, gardening and/or nutrition educators, youth leaders and anyone interested in learning more about gardening are invited to participate in The Garden Project.
What will you get out of volunteering to help with The Garden Project? In addition to sharing or gaining knowledge about gardening and nutrition, you will enjoy the satisfaction of being part of a team and participating in a community activity. You’ll take pride in producing vegetables and fruit that will help feed and educate the less fortunate. And…you’ll enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise while you have fun!
The garden is maintained solely by volunteers who commit to caring for a single garden bed for the entire growing season. There are 22 individual raised garden beds (3 feet wide x 24-36 feet long) available for “adoption” by groups of four to eight people willing to provide a healthy harvest of the vegetable or fruit of their choice.
All produce grown in the garden is donated to local food pantries or used in the nutrition education programs at the Food Bank. The Food Bank will provide all supplies, including mulch, compost, seeds, plants, etc. We will also provide gardening training for group leaders and an informational packet for the specific vegetable or fruit each group chooses.
Want to get involved? We'd love to hear from you! Please, contact Kelly Kowalski at (716) 882-7705 ext 220