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GROW A ROW of fresh organic food for your LOCAL Food Bank

This initiative builds on the tradition of gardeners sharing their harvest with others. Gardeners commit to grow an extra
row or more of food for the community.

The produce is distributed to low-income families and individuals who don’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Gardeners commit to grow an extra row (or more) of food, which, when harvested, goes to families that are identified
through programs at Collingwood Neighbourhood House.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?


Fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive and it is hard for a family to be able to afford healthy food. Many individuals,
though wanting to garden, do not have access to space in order to cut the costs of buying the fresh vegetables.

There is more than enough food grown or distributed in this neighbourhood to make sure that no child or family should
go hungry. Planting an extra row is just one creative way in which to share food.

Anyone with a backyard garden can plant extra and contact your local Gleaners Group for help harvesting or
delivering the vegetables from your garden to your Local Food Bank.

America's Grow A Row


americasgrowarow.com

Grow a Row - Food Secuirty Institute


cnh.bc.ca

STARTING Grow A Row Campaign in Your COMMUNITY

Plant a Row • Grow a Row has a number of objectives:

* To support the continued development of a positive and lasting relationship between the community and its food banks
and soup kitchens

* To encourage our communities to plant, grow and harvest an extra row of specific vegetables for local food banks and
soup kitchens

* To ensure that the produce is delivered to the food banks at specified local drop-off locations and times

* To have the food distribution agencies weigh and record the weight of total donations to provide some measure of
success
* To enlist the support of master gardeners, home gardeners, garden clubs, youth groups, seniors, schools, churches,
local growers, community gardens and the media.

In each community, a committee should be formed to organize this effort. The committee needs a chairperson and a food
bank representative to coordinate and guide the initiative, a media person for promotion, and where possible, a master
gardener, a garden club representative, a local service club representative and, if possible, municipal representatives and
local celebrities.

The committee mandate should be to create awareness of the program, why it's needed, how to participate and where and
when to deliver the food donations. The food bank should provide guidance as to the type of fresh produce most desired
by them. Local commercial growers should also be encouraged to participate.

The campaign should have an official launch, continual promotion and reminders to bring in their food donations as well
as a closing date. It is important that the food bank, often staffed by volunteers, accept the food graciously and weigh it
in.

When the campaign has finished for the year, a celebration should be held to give thanks to all those who participated.
Goals should also be set for next year's efforts.

Canadian Grow a Row Campaign


contains many refence materials
growarow.org

Edible Garden Project


ediblegardenproject.com

More Food on Less Land:


The Joys of Square Foot Gardening
perc.ca

Our City Garden Grow a Row Program


ourcityinagarden.org

New Zealand Grow a Row Programs


http://growarow.co.nz

Compost Council of Canada


compost.org
compost.org/English/growarow.htm

McHenry County Victory Gardens & Grow A Row


waynecountyil.com

Children of Recession: Grow a Row


lamomsblog.com

How Can you Help your Community


toronto.ca/pdf

Farmers and Gardeners Can Make a Difference


eisc.org

Plant A Row, Grow A Row Initiative


gov.pe.ca
Grow an Extra Row
stcatharines.ca

Plant A Row For The Hungry - The Need Is Great


brucezimmerman.com

Grow a Row Gardening with a purpose


greennexxus.com

BioCycle Plant A Row, Grow A Row


jgpress.com

Enjoy Gardening Grow A Row


enjoygardening.com

Grow a Row to Share


pnwlocalnews.com

New Year Resolutions for the Vegetable Gardener


vegetablegardens.suite101.com

Help us Feed the Kids - Grow a Row


kidskottage.org

Grow a Garden for the Hungry


mofga.org

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Your Local FOOD BANK Needs You
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