During the most difficult times, a community can be judged based on how they treat one another, and Growing Hope is doing their part to help with the expansion of its Home Vegetable Garden program.
Due to Covid-19, food insecurity has increased nationwide. This issue has especially hit low-income seniors and those struggling with illness and disability. Growing Hope is working to provide lower income residents with free raised beds, compost, seedlings, and seeds to start their own gardens at home. Participants will also get garden materials, attend gardening workshops, and receive support visits throughout the season to help learn how to grow their own foods. Growing Hope is working to empower residents to grow their own food and have agency over their own food wellness goals.
Additionally, Growing Hope also has their Home Vegetable Garden Mentorships. This allows experienced gardeners to participate in the Home Vegetable Garden Program as a mentor, and guide those new to gardening to vegetable success.
By working together, we can ensure everyone in our community is fed, healthy, and safe during these difficult times.
If you’re interested in applying for the Home Vegetable Garden program as a participant, simply apply here.
If you’re interested in being a mentor for the Home Vegetable Garden program, apply here.