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A Garden Produces!

15.10.2021 in Farms/ Gardens, Plant a Row/ Starts

Plant-a-row and starts Encourage gardeners to Plant an Extra Row (PAR) for the hungry. If possible, get seeds donated attached with a note with information about donating to local food banks. Distribute them at community events, schools, churches, and businesses or fill a basket with seeds and information to…

Growing Plant Starts with Elk Run Farm

16.04.2021 in Plant a Row/ Starts

Growing Plant Starts It is always a good idea to be looking for supplemental forms of income for a project such as Elk Run Farm, where most of the funds have been sanctioned for specific needs such as building physical infrastructure. Selling plant starts is a…

Plant Starts in Pierce County with Emergency Food Network

08.04.2020 in Plant a Row/ Starts

Towards the end of the growing season (October in Pacific NW), start visiting local stores and writing letters to seed companies asking for donations of last year’s seed. It helps to include your Employer Identification Number (EIN) in your letter to prove your organization’s non-profit status and to allow the donor to deduct donations from their taxes..

Gleaning Plant Starts with WSU Clallam County Extension

07.04.2020 in Plant a Row/ Starts

A new type of “gleaning” has been emerging in the WSU Extension Program. Because of the local abundance of gardeners and farmers, calls have been coming in from donors offering extra vegetable and fruit plant starts. The food banks have expressed a desire in handing these out to their clients in order to pique an interest in local foods..

Community Gardens and Plant a Row at NEW

07.04.2020 in Farms/ Gardens, Plant a Row/ Starts

There are several community gardens in northeast Washington. The two largest are in Colville and Kettle Falls, which are both towns with very active food pantries open four days a week. The community garden in Colville is owned and operated by a local church. This year they saw a continuing decrease in the number of individuals renting gardening plots..