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.