Friday, January 13, 2017

Seed Pods take Root

Last summer Foodshare's Food Sourcing Manager received a call from Feeding America with a large supply of 50,000 seed pods from MiracleGro. Together with our Community Engagement Team, we were successful in distributing over 40,000 seeds that will now be used for various community-based projects.

To highlight just a few of those projects:

  • Bristol Housing will be using the seeds for a gardening project with their elderly residents. A portion will also be used to coincide with their “Reading is Fun” program for children. Each child who participates will help to plant the veggies, keeping whatever they grow. 
  • Hartford Food System is currently using the seed pods both with the early learning center program, the Little City Sprouts, and as a giveaway on their Hartford Mobile Market.
  • Trinity College Community Garden will be using the seeds for their Read and Seed project.
  • Knox seed pods will be donated to all twenty community gardens within their network. Gardeners will donate much of the produce that is grown to local food banks and community kitchens.

Thank you to MiracleGro for this unexpected donation, and to all the individuals and organizations exponentially "growing" good in the community as a result!

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