Plant a Row for the Hungry: A People Helping People Program Brochure - Cornell University

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Plant a Row for the Hungry: A People Helping People Program Brochure - Cornell University

Plant a Row for the Hungry: A People Helping People Program Brochure - Cornell University

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  • 1. HELP US FEED THE HUNGRY MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM Master Gardeners are volunteers trained in the art & science of gardening who provide the public with gardening programs & activities that draw on the horticulture research and expertise of Cornell University. A people-helping-people Other Master Gardener Programs program assisting the Include: hungry in Ulster County Horticulture HotlineYour fresh and washed produce Experts answer your questions about can be dropped off at the gardening, home lawn & landscaping. Call 845-340-3478 (DIRT)following designated locations: - Soil Analysis - Insect & Plant Identification. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Fun & Educational Workshops, Bus Trips, & 232 Plaza Road, Kingston Annual Events like our Spring Seedling Sale, Monday - Friday Garden Day & Plant Swap and Sale! 8:30am - 5:00pm Contact: Dona Crawford Xeriscape Garden Demonstration & Teaching 845-340-3990 ext. 335 Garden at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. Family of New Paltz Biannual Master Gardener Volunteer 51 North Chestnut Street Training—Courses begin in September 2011. New Paltz For an application call 845-340-3990. Monday -Thursday Make a difference in your 10:00am - 5:00pm Contact: Kathy Cartegena Contact: Dona Crawford community today! 845-255-8801 Master Gardener Program Coordinator Cornell Cooperative Extension Caring Hands Soup Kitchen Ulster County at Clinton Avenue 845-340-3990 ext. 335 Methodist Church Email: 232 Plaza Road 122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston Kingston, NY 12401 Monday - Thursday Phone: 845-340-3990 9:00am- 2:00pm “Like” us on Visit us online at: Contact: Darlene Kelley 845-331-7188
  • 2. Register for Plant A Row Today! GARDENERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I’m ready to help feed the hungry in What is Plant A Row for the Hungry What You Get For Joining? Ulster County. Please send my free (PAR)? - A free soil test before planting your garden. information packet. Plant a Row for the Hungry began in 1995, as a__________________________________________ public service campaign by the Garden Writers - A packet of information with suggestionsName Association to encourage gardeners to grow a of what to grow and how to plant it. little extra and donate the produce to local soup__________________________________________ kitchens and food banks that serve the homeless - “Plant a Row” veggie markers for yourAddress and hungry in their area. garden.__________________________________________ - Garden Tip of the Week sent via emailCity How Can I Make a Difference? during growing season & knowledge that With the start of the growing and planting sea- you helped the hungry in Ulster County.__________________________________________ son we’re looking for gardeners like you to helpState Zip Code feed the hungry in Ulster County by planting an extra row in your garden this summer and sign- The Facts:__________________________________________ ing up to take the excess produce to our office. If According to the survey, “Hunger in AmericaDaytime Phone you don’t have room to plant an extra row – sign in 2006”, conducted by America’s Second Har- up to donate the excess produce nearly all gar- vest (the nation’s largest charitable hunger__________________________________________ relief organization), 24-27 million Americans dens produce.Email Address rely on emergency food services annually. PAR’s mission is to provide an avenueI am not able to grow extra but would like to How will my contributions be used? through which individuals, corporations andhelp PAR be a success this year. Please accept Our nutrition program educators, who work more than 70 million gardeners in the U.S. can my donation. All gifts are tax deductable with low income children, families, individuals assist America’s most vulnerable citizens and and greatly appreciated. and seniors in hands-on programs, will use and food agencies servicing them. distribute the food when working with partici-Please make your check payable to: CCEUC pants. Donated produce will also be given to food pantries in Kingston & New Paltz. How Do I Join? Amount Enclosed: $__________________ It’s easy! Just complete & return the attached registration form. Return to:Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County PAR Campaign ULSTER COUNTY PLANT A ROW PARTNERS 232 Plaza Road Kingston, NY 12401 I would like to have my email address added to theCCEUC Mailing List to receive up to the minute program news and our quarterly newsletter. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose. YES / NO Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities.