SEEDS FOR SPRING
Ensure our community gardens continue to feed children, families, and elders during and after the COVID-19 public health crisis. Donate now so we can purchase more vegetable seedlings to maximize our capacity to share surplus with food pantries!
With over 100 community gardens in the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, Grassroots Gardens plays a critical role in providing fresh, free produce for many residents who live in neighborhoods that have experienced systemic disinvestment of grocery stores and transportation. The majority of our lead gardeners are seniors. We also have 30 school gardens in our network that serve children Pre-k through 12th grade. Research on our programs has shown that for every 1 gardener, 5 people eat from the garden. In 2019, we invested over $36,000 of vegetable seedlings, tools, soil and lumber in our garden network and collectively grew an estimated 35,000 lbs. of produce.
The COVID-19 public health crisis threatens to further impact food access for the most vulnerable in our city. As part of a community-based emergency food response, Grassroots Gardens invites you to join us in ensuring we grow as much food as possible this season in our community gardens. Your donation today will support us in purchasing more vegetable seeds and seedlings, lumber and soil for maximizing growth in our community gardens. Extra food grown will be given to gardeners in need, neighbors in need and then made available to food pantries like Feed Buffalo and FeedMore WNY.
We know more families than ever will likely need to use the gardens as the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 may last throughout 2020. It is our hope that with YOUR help today we can grow another 15,000 lbs of produce to feed children, youth and families in need.
Together, we garden community.