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Howard County Food Bank Community Garden

We request $300 to purchase needed supplies for our Community Garden, which is sustained in an environmentally sensitive manner, exclusively by local volunteers.  Our Garden generates up to 2 tons of local organically grown fruits and vegetables each planting season.  All fresh produce is supplied directly to the Howard County Food Bank, which serves more than 22,000 food-insecure individuals and their families annually. Requested resources will enable us to both expand the quantity and enhance the quality of the yield generated by plantings optimally placed in six 90 square foot plots, using current best practices in organic gardening and food storage and service logistics. Our team at the Community Action Council of Howard County operates the Howard County Food Bank.  Hence, we can ensure that the provided resources will be invested in the most safe, efficient and productive manner from plantings to distribution of the fresh produce.  In addition to building our capacity to provide much needed healthy food, the receipt of the requested grant will provide the opportunity for us to enroll more volunteers and to publicize the participation of a highly respected partner in our Community Garden via placement of professionally written press releases and feature articles in print and online media

Where it's at:

6110 Old Dobbin Road
Columbia, MD 21046
United States

Garden type:

food bank garden

Garden size (in square feet):

500

Garden beneficiaries:

food insecure people and families

Number of people reached:

22 000

What this project needs:

tools
seeds
seedlings
expert technical assistance
soil
compost
mulch
coldframe
watering hose

Project leaders:

Ashley Groves
Stephanie Blades

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606