Got a garden tip, trick or hack to share? I’ll be sending out the KGI newsletter next week and I’d like to include a blog post on our members top 10 tips and I’d love to have your suggestions. I’m thinking of those little time/money/frustration-saving things you know now and wished you had known a few years ago. Pictures are appreciated! This picture, if you’re curious, is from an urban garden I visited in Berlin, Germany where they’re planting crops in bags and milk crates.
PS: Thanks to all who donated to KGI yesterday on GivingTuesday. It all adds up.
KGI’s Sow It Forward garden grants program is now accepting applications here: http://SowItForward.org . Whether you’re interested in planting a school garden, community garden, food bank garden, library garden, homeless shelter garden or some other type of healthy food garden in another creative place, our program might be able to help with seeds, supplies, cash and planning materials thanks to some awesome sponsors. We welcome applications from all corners of the country and planet. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered. Let me know if you have any questions or problems applying (email@example.com) and I’ll be glad to help!
Who’s ready to volunteer today for the garden cause? All that’s required are 3 mouse-clicks to support our contest entry here: http://tcfcu.meltwaterrise.com/entry/604557
The bigger, better-funded nonprofits in the contest (an animal welfare org and a substance abuse treatment foundation) have really surged over the past two days pushing our entry back into third place, but I know you gardeners are itching to help. Thanks for voting today and every day through October 31st.
If we win, we’ll use the $5000 grant to fund our Sow It Forward program which supports garden projects like the one featured in this photo. This particular garden happens to be in Concrete, Washington. It caught our eye last year and caught itself a grant for being an exemplary community/school collaboration. The garden occupies three previously unused municipal lots and is surrounded by a perimeter fence; it contains a gazebo and 22 raised beds available for rent on an annual basis. The vacant beds are used to grow produce for the Concrete Food Bank and for clients at the East County Resource Center. In addition, the garden contains a Children’s Garden section where youth under age 18 may garden for free, and a Memory Garden area where people may pause to remember loved ones lost.
KGI turns 10 next month and we’re already celebrating by recognizing the work of these 10 amazing women who have done and are doing so much for the food garden cause both in the US and abroad.
In memory of Marcella Hazan, 4/15/1924 – 9/29/2013
From today’s New York Times: The impact Mrs. Hazan had on the way America cooks Italian food is impossible to overstate. Even people who have never heard of Marcella Hazan cook and shop differently because of her, and the six cookbooks she wrote, starting in 1973 with “The Classic Italian Cook Book: The Art of Italian Cooking and the Italian Art of Eating.”