We Can Grow will provide roughly 150 Twin Cities families with raised bed gardens this spring.
With garden delivery to begin early in May, We Can Grow is looking to fill several openings for families to participate in its April and May class sessions.
The program – the focus of which is to provide low-income families a garden and tools, free of cost – begins with a series of four classes designed to help participants succeed. Instructors cover topics such as basic gardening skills, healthy cooking, safe preservation, and environmental stewardship/community engagement. Program Director Mike Smieja believes that these efforts will strengthen community bonds and bring people together over food.
We Can Grow teamed up with Gardening Matters to provide their participants with a Resource Hub Membership. The Hub Membership provides We Can Grow’s clients with seeds, seedlings, access to a tool lending library, further educational opportunities and other resources to ensure success.
After participants complete the course, We Can Grow delivers and installs the sub-irrigated raised bed and soil. The sub-irrigated system is designed to reduce water use and ensure success.
For further information contact Program Manager Martin Gordon at (612) 789-0078.… Read the rest