Gardeners: How to Get Involved
Gardeners understand the value of fresh, nutritious produce.
Backyard GardenShare helps you extend your green thumb to the plates of the hungry. There are many levels of involvement, from planting one extra plant to inviting others to get involved, to volunteering as a collection home and courier. Your time commitment can fit your schedule and interest. Participating gardeners emphasize how rewarding it is knowing your produce is blessing families, refugees, and immigrants who have little or no access otherwise!
Step One- Garden
Consider planting an additional plant, pot, or row for hunger relief.
Harvest your surplus in peak condition with 3-5 days of life remaining.
Bag or box different types of produce separately (eg. tomatoes in one bag, zucchini in another)
Step Two- Share
Take your produce to your closest volunteer collection home or business (green pins). Collection sites are designated by a visible collection sign and cooler.
Within 24 hours the collection host, or a volunteer driver, delivers the produce to a direct distribution organization, and logs the produce donation.
Take the produce directly to a nearby distribution site (blue pins). Be sure to log your produce delivery if you take it directly to a distribution center.
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Step Three- Spread the Word
Tell your gardening neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers about the program.
No amount of produce is too small to donate!
Consider becoming a collection home or business for the gardeners around you.