We know from our first growing season that we need to find ways to make this experience as accessible as possible for the families that we're working to assist. The best way to do this will be to install our garden patches/spaces in areas where families are able to access their garden space on their own terms - not only when we're able to open our gates and provide volunteer coverage.
We want to thank RBK American Grill for supporting our Sunny Patch Project this summer!
We've recently installed two special pop-up patches on their outdoor patio. They've offered to help us promote our project this summer as we work to continue the community conversation about our neighbors who struggle to access food.
RBK will be plating some of the special herbs and vegetables that will be growing there throughout the season.
Patch to Plate initiative is underway -
We recently received another 18 of our Patches (growing containers) from our friends at High Caliper. They're excited about how we're working to expand to open spaces and provide access to more families in the community.
Thank you High Caliper Growing System, especially Karen Murphy!
There are a few families/friends that we have to mention here because without them, our Sunny Patch Project could never succeed-they donated either their time and/or made a financial donation to support our work in recent months-
There were a number of other volunteers and neighbors who stepped forward to assist throughout the season and we hope you know who you are and we look forward to reconnecting for Season Two!
*If you choose to buy one of these Grow2Go containers, if we have space at our pilot patch and you'd prefer to get in on the community vibe - this will be an option - again, space permitting. You provide all soil and plants with this option. Okay, if we have extra veggie plants we'll share!
We'd love to appeal to any of you who already garden and ask that you consider sharing any leftover garden yields you may have with our Sunny Patch Project.
If you'd be willing to register your home garden patch with our project, we'll just need a few details from you and the pinky promise that you'll consider sharing some of your yield when those tomatoes and cucumbers are swinging from the vines! We'll have harvest drop locations later in the season and will make those dates/times available to anyone who registers a Home Patch with our project!
You can visit our menu bar and click on the new Home Patch Sign-up Tab and share your contact information there or contact us as shown below:
If you have any questions about our Sunny Patch Project or care to register your Home Patch - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-272-0915.