Plant a Row for the Hungry - Ulster County, New York


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Plant a Row for the Hungry - Ulster County, New York

  1. 1. Help Us Feed the Hungry Master Gardener Plant a Row Program Master Gardeners are volunteers trained in the art & science of gardening who provide the public with gardening programs and activities that draw on the for the Hungry horticulture research and expertise of Cornell University. A people-helping-people program Other Master Gardener Programs: assisting the hungry in • HORTICULTURE HOTLINE gardening and home lawn Ulster County & landscape questions answered, call 845-340-3478 (DIRT) • Ulster County Plant A Row Partners Soil Analysis, Insect & Plant Disease Identification • Workshops, bus trips, annual Spring Seedling Sale, annual Garden Day, annual Plant Swap & Sale • Xeriscape Demonstration & Teaching Garden at SUNY Ulster • Biannual Master Gardener Volunteer Training—next course begins in Fall 2007. For an application, please call our office. Dona Crawford, Master Gardener Program Coordinator Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County 10 Westbrook Lane Kingston, NY 12401 10 Westbrook Ln.  Phone: 845-340-3990 Kingston, NY 12401  E-mail: t. 845‐340‐3990  f. 845‐340‐3993 Cornell Cooperative Extension system enables people to improve their lives and communities throughpartnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. This is an equal opportunity program.If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, Monday‐Friday     8:30 am—5:00 pm  handicap, political beliefs or religion, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC20250. Building Strong and Vibrant New York Communities
  2. 2. Plant A Row Registration Sign me up! I’m ready to help feed the hungry in Ulster County. Please send me a packet of Information. Gardeners Can Make A Difference What is Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR)? What You Get For Joining: With the start of the growing and planting season we’re • A free soil test before planting your garden. looking for gardeners like you to help feed the hungry in • A packet of information with Ulster County by planting an extra row in your garden this suggestions of what to grow andName how to plant summer and signing up • “Plant a Row” veggie markersAddress to take the excess for your garden produce to our office. If • The knowledge that you helpedCity you don’t have room to the hungry in Ulster County plant an extra row – signState Zip up to donate the excess THE HUNGER Action Network of New York State produce nearly all gardens produce. estimated in 2003 that 8.3% of Ulster County’s populationDaytime Phone experienced food insecurity. This means that approximately 13,781 of our friends, neighbors and children had worry, fear,E-mail Address Our nutrition program educators, who work with low- and anxiety about, or the actual inability to put an adequate income children, amount of food on their tables. families, and seniors inI am not able to grow a little extra but want to help PAR be a Please play a part—Join our Plant a Row Campaign!success. Please accept this donation. All gifts are tax hands-on programs, willdeductible and greatly appreciated. use and distribute the food when working withPlease make check payable to participants. DonatedCornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County produce will also be given How To Join: Complete and return the attached registration form to our to food pantries in Kingston and New Paltz. Master Gardener Program.$Amount Enclosed Plant a Row for the Hungry began in 1995, as a public service campaign by the Garden Writers Association toReturn to: encourage gardeners to grow a little extra and donate theCornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster CountyPlant a Row Program produce to local soup kitchens and food banks that serve10 Westbrook Lane the homeless and hungry.Kingston, NY 12401Phone: 845-340-3990Fax: 845-340-3993 Questions? Call 845 - 340 - 3478 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County  provides equal program and employment                      opportunities