Plant a Row for the Hungry - Food Share, Jackson County, Oregon
Rungry Plant ACrop choices for ow The Need isearly spring and Growing Greaterover-wintering Census data from 2009 indicates more thangardens for the H 50 million Americans, including 17.2 million children, live in households that experience hunger or the risk of hunger during theFresh vegetables are especially appreciated year. One in 7 Americans now live induring the winter months and early spring. poverty. Food banks and soup kitchens thatYear-round gardeners might consider growing assist the hungry continually struggle toand donating any of the cool season, semi- meet the demand for food assistance.hardy vegetables listed below. They willtolerate light frosts (29 to 32 degrees F) or Plant A Row is a unique, community- Join Grange based program that supports food reliefeven cooler temperatures with protection. organizations. Launched in 1995 by the Co-op and Over-Wintering Early Spring Planting Garden Writers Association, Plant A Row ACCESS inArugula X X encourages gardeners to grow a little extraAsparagus and donate the produce to local soup helping feedBeets Broccoli X X X Raab type kitchens and food pantries serving the the hungry hungry and homeless.Brussels Sprouts X in yourCabbage Carrots X Merida X X Plant A Rows mission is to provide an avenue through which individuals, community!Cauliflower X X corporations and over 84 million gardeningChinese Cabbage X X households in the U.S. can help America’sFava Beans X X most vulnerable citizens and the foodGarlic X agencies serving them.Kale X Leeks X Plant A Row is endorsed by FeedingLettuce Harvest whole plant X X America (formerly America’s SecondOnions X X Harvest), Master Gardeners, AmericanPeas X Community Gardening Association, AmericanPak Choi X Nursery and Landscape Association,Radishes X National Gardening Association and byShallots X nurseries, seedsmen and garden suppliersSpinach Harvest whole plant X X across the United States and Canada.Swiss chard X
Plant A Row (or two) in your garden. To Participate. . . Plant A Row for the Hungry is a people- helping-people movement to help feed the hungry in local neighborhoods and communities throughout Jackson County. Share the extra produce with Contact ACCESS to sign up and receive a Plant A Row starter package. a local food pantry. Call or e-mail: Nan King Food Share Garden DeveloperIf you garden, you can Plant A Row Helps ACCESS Food Share 541-779-6691 ext. 309 Nourish Yourdo something good for Community firstname.lastname@example.org community while Plant A Row is rooted Produce Donationyou do what you love. in the heartfelt tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with DROP-OFF SITES When your crops are ready to harvest,Simply grow a few extra rows of vegetables in others. Sharing can happen on many levels. Home contact ACCESS of Jackson County for theyour home garden and donate the produce to gardeners, schools, church groups, youth and location and hours of a food pantry or other drop-off location near you.ACCESS Food Share. It’s that easy to make a community organizations, and area businesses candifference and help ensure that those in need all help make a difference for their neighbors who 541-779-6691have nutritious, fresh produce to eat. experience hunger or the threat of hunger. www.accesshelps.orgAny effort—big or small—will have an impact Help’s at Hand at the Grange Co-opand help improve the lives of those who have Don’t know where to start? Stop by your localless. With your contributions and those of Grange Co-op for all the quality seeds, beddingother gardeners in the area, we hope to feed plants, soils and fertilizers you’ll need to Plant Athousands of families. Row for the Hungry. Grange Co-op makes it easy with pre-selected vegetable flats, garden kits and expert advice on all the supplies you need to get growing. www.accesshelps.org
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