Sometimes we just need to roll up our sleeves: and November 17 we’ll be sorting about 5000 donated veggie and herb seed packets for distribution this coming spring. The packets need to be organized and their flaps (which tend to come loose) taped or re-glued. Then they’ll be distributed to the Giving Gardens at the Spring Gather, to food banks and to food bank clients (either directly or through Northwest Harvest). If you’ve an interest in the seed distribution or for sprout distribution (in spring, 2019) do let us know by responding to this post.
Here’s an update from one of our local heritage orchards — gardening is about hope and the chance to do things better next year 🙂
Many of these were Spring and summer greens; others were warm weather crops such as squash — and 2900 of these were tomatoes. So how did your Giving Garden Starts produce in 2018?
We were tired and are happy. Already we’re thinking about 2019. Within the next several weeks you should see a survey sponsored by the City of Seattle asking how the Sprouts grew for you in your Giving Gardens. But we can tell you from our own personal experience: those starts resulted in many tons of produce sent to food banks and to their clients, to shelters, and to kitchen missions. Seattle’s Gardeners: you’re great!