It’s important to tell the city what your GG has Donated.
2020’s harvest exceeded 20 tons of fresh, organic, local produce given to food banks and mission kitchen programs in Seattle. We know even more was grown and given because we provided seeds and starts to programs which do not participate in reporting to the city, including gardens supported directly by the food banks, and food bank clients. We’re thinking that despite the heat and dry weather 2021 was even more productive. Please respond to the city’s survey for 2021’s produce pounds: that way we know that the Giving Gardens will be given the credit so totally deserved.
SGGN’s committed Ballard Sprouts volunteers grew and distributed more than 22,000 vegetable starts to Giving Gardens, Food Bank clients and kitchen gardens. An experienced and passionate gardener is requesting seeds for distribution to the Giving Gardens and food banks in 2022. Giving Gardeners were reimbursed their expenses for tools and rabbit fences. Despite the best efforts of local rabbits, the Giving Gardeners themselves are continuing to harvest TONS of produce for food banks. It’s joyful work, outdoors — please consider your own opportunities to help out in 2022’s spring.