Resources

How to Start a Giving Garden

All kinds of wonderful people and organizations have created useful documents to help you start a giving garden or run one more efficiently. Rather than re-invent the wheel, we thought we’d just direct you to a few of these excellent resources. Hundreds of articles and guides can be found by searching online. More information on starting a giving garden

How to Create a Volunteer Network

As every overworked giving gardener knows, it’s difficult to run a Giving Garden by yourself – nor should you! Volunteers are essential to your effort: you need them to help with garden tending, deliveries, and other tasks, but even more importantly, they create a community that feeds everyone who participates. And we don’t mean literally. Build a team of volunteers, and you will teach people how to grow food, a valuable skill they will have with them forever and hopefully share with others. Mentoring promising volunteers is also critical to the sustainability of your program. After all, who will take over when you move on? More information on creating a volunteer network

Gleaning tips

Sign for gleaningOne of the most common problems Giving Gardeners have is getting others in their P-Patch (or other community garden) to participate in the Giving Garden program and donate their extra produce. We all know how frustrating it is to see beautiful produce bolt or rot on the vine instead of being harvested for people who could really use it! More information on gleaning

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