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.
Here’s a link to the schedule of classes and registration and to resource information. They’re dividing the classes into three presentations: brassicas and other greens, peas & beans, & warmer weather crops like tomatos, eggplant and cukes.
Our deepest gratitude for the support of our crowd-funding campaign in November. Thanks to you the Sprouts planting and distribution program continues, the seeds from donors will be distributed, and we can help the Giving Gardens with maintenance needs.
Funds are used for seed-starting mix, seeds, transplanting soil, and heating mats; additional funds are used to support the food bank giving gardens themselves with replacement wood for raised beds, repair of water systems, and purchase of small tools.
We are so grateful to the local nurseries City Peoples, Urban Earth Nursery, West Seattle Nursery, Swansons, Sky Nursery, and Bellevue Nursery — and to Renee’s Seeds/Cornucopia and to Territorial, Burpee, and Victory seeds for the vegetable seeds we send along to the giving gardens, low income gardeners, and food banks and their clients. Growing veggies is about hope: and you make us hopeful.