Organizations and Programs Supported in 2013

Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference – Mukwonago, WI
We provided a flower mix for all participants to take home with them from this herbal centered health conference.

Denver Urban Gardens – Denver, CO
Through the Free Seeds and Transplants program, Denver Urban Gardens provides free vegetable seeds and transplants to more than 6,000 in-need residents throughout Metro Denver. These include low-income families, fixed-income seniors, educational programs and school gardens in Denver. Denver Urban Gardens Free Seeds & Transplants Program.

Toledo GROWs at the Toledo Botanical Garden – Toledo, OH
Provided seed for a seed swap at the community garden and for the community gardening outreach program that supports over 160 community gardens in the greater Toledo area. Programs include education of benefits and techniques of grwing food to local youth. Toledo GROWs website.

The New Hampshire Institute of Agriculture and Forestry – North Conway, NH
Donated seed in support of “One More Row” to Feed New Hampshire program, which distributes seeds and/or starters to organic farmers throughout the 2013 season. NHIAF collects the harvest and delivers it to Food Bank locations all over New Hampshire and border towns in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. NHIAF website.

Clinicians of the World – Rochester, MN
A group of doctors on a medical mission to Grand Goave, Haiti brought seeds with them to help Mission of Hope International School grow more of their own vegetables.

God’s Gang – Chicago, IL
A direct food supplier through urban farming to low-income Chicago residents. Provides agricultural training to families helping them to become more self-sufficient. Promotes personal growth for youth through sustainable urban agriculture projects. This is our second year of supplying seeds. God’s Gang website.

Cochise County Master Gardeners – Sierra Vista, AZ
Seed donation to the attendees of the High Desert Gardening and Landscape Conference for their annual conference and educational fundraising program. The proceeds help support area community gardens.

Second Harvest – Spokane, WA
Grows fresh food that is donated to regional Inland Northwest agencies and food banks through the Plant a Row for the Hungry program of neighbors helping neighbors. Provides more than 1.7 million pounds of food each month to over 250 nonprofit community food banks that feed over 40,000 people every week. In 2012, Second Harvest’s program was the top producing program in the nation, with more than 250,000 pounds of produce donated and distributed to food banks and soup kitchens throughout the region. More than 150,000 pounds came from community gardens and another 100,000 pounds arrived through community gleaning projects. This is our 3rd year of support. Second Harvest website.

Flagstaff Foodlink – Flagstaff, AZ
Seed donation to a local organization supporting a variety of food related projects, from two community gardens that grew over three tons of produce last year, to 13 school gardens and the Garden Starts CSA, a member-based community-supported agriculture (CSA) project that grows high-elevation, short-season appropriate vegetable seedling starts. Flagstaff Foodlink website.

The Gan Project – Chicago, IL
The Gan Project nourishes, protects and celebrates Jewish life through the cultivation of soil and community through building a regenerative food system. They work towards systemic change by developing working models that demonstrate the viability of community food systems designed to be recreated in other communities. This is our third year of seed support. The Gan Project’s website.

Bell County Organic Gardening Project – Middlesboro, KY
Seeds help a community-based group working with 80 – 90 low income families to grow their own food in the economically distressed area of southeast Kentucky and the Applachian Mountains. The community garden is 6 acres.

Community Gardens of Tucson – Tucson, AZ
Donated seeds to “an all-volunteer nonprofit group devoted to promoting health, knowledge, joyfulness and a sense of community by helping Tucson residents establish and maintain neighborhood vegetable and flower gardens.” Currently they work with 35 communtiy gardens and about 600 mostly low income people in and around Tucson. Community Gardens of Tucson website.

Planting Possibilities/ United Way of Porter County – Valparaiso, IN
Donated seeds to help establish urban gardening in NW Indiana. They have created a series of gardening workshops, education in healthy eating and are growing tomatoes for a local restaurant. United Way of Porter County website.

Gorman Heritage Farm – Cincinnati, OH
A 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, The Farm consists of 30 tillable acres, a farmyard with a variety of animals, and a large garden with a CSA subscription program. Gorman Heritage Farm website.

Granny’s Garden School – Loveland, OH
Educates school kids and their families in gardening, provides tours and support in setting up similar programs at other schools. Celebrated their 10th year this year!

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Community Gardening Program – Bloomington, IN
Community garden that provides education in gardening and seed saving as well as distributing food to regional food pantries since 1998. Directly supported over 2,000 patrons in an average week with seed, seedlings or food from the garden in 2011. Taught garden and nutrition education workshops in partnership with the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Our fourth year of helping with seeds.

Capitol District Community Gardens – Troy, NY
Started in 1975 as a community service project of Garden Way, the former manufacturer of Troy-Bilt Lawn and Garden Equipment. Supports over 3,100 gardeners in 46 community food gardens in inner city areas throughout upstate New York. Provides low income residents improved self sufficiency through community garden programs. This is our 4th year of support with supplying seeds. Capitol District Community Gardens website.

Historic Francis Land House Master Gardeners – Virginia Beach, VA
Public education/demonstration garden for area schools, donates fresh vegetables to Seton House, a local youth shelter. The Master Gardeners not only demonstrate growing heirloom vegetables, but provide feedback on growing trials of how different varieties perform in Virginia. This is our fourth year of partnership.