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Nourish Your Neighbors

Feeding the hungry is the challenge of America. It’s something that calls us all to help and change things for the better. By donating time, money or resources — just choose one of those that suits you. If you like to garden this project just might be for you. Creating a garden and growing food to donate on behalf of the hungry is a spectacular idea for community builder type people too. Like you possibly maybe!

If you have plenty of property, awesome! That would be especially perfect for a project like this. And if you don’t have a lot of property, maybe you know an organization or person who does! Local schools and churches might be very inclined to accept an invitation to create a community garden on their premises.

Serious gardeners, leisurely hobbyist gardeners and those new to gardening: they just might be thrilled with the idea of belonging to a group of like-minded people. I know I do! It’s a worth while mission in more ways than one.

Kimberly Vreeland in Loveland, CO, who has gardened for only a year; she’s creating connections to creatie a community garden to feed the hungry in her neighborhood right now. Gardening is something many of us get really excited about. Especially in January as the seed catalogs begin arriving in the mail.

It just might be the perfect idea for you or someone you know.  Nourishing USA offers information and an anti-hunger advocacy kit with supplies to help get things started.

Need more inspiration? Take a few minutes to enjoy this talk: A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard!  A wonderful TED talk by Roger Doiron.

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4 thoughts on “Nourish Your Neighbors

  1. This is great!! Someone should get online and get some of the easily available private grant money for just these types of projects. There a many! Some focus on community or private gardens that will share crops and others on schools. Materials are free and some will even come install and educate….don’t leave that money sitting out there.
    http://leef-florida.org/core/item/topic.aspx?s=0.0.110.37432&tid=85010 this is the link to the Leed Page for Environmental Education – great stuff on here and there are tons more online!

    Posted by Chicks With Ticks | January 14, 2012, 6:52 pm
  2. Grateful for the timely comment. Thanks!

    Posted by Dawn | January 14, 2012, 7:19 pm
  3. I totally support this type of causes. Let me know what I can do to share.

    Posted by Paolomer | January 15, 2012, 11:43 pm
  4. It is a wonderful cause. Feel free to share the post my friend.

    Posted by Dawn | January 22, 2012, 12:29 am

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