Sliding Scale Plant Sale and Buckets of Soil! Come and Get ’em
Suggested donation for bucket of soil with seeds and starts is $10. Other starts are pay what you can. All proceeds go to our garden build and education programs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
SOD–noun: 1 . a section cut or torn from the surface of grassland, containing the matted roots of grass. 2. the surface of the ground, especially when covered with grass; turf; sward.
SOD CUTTING SPREE-event: a fundraiser for Just Garden in which teams of volunteers use sod cutters to cut sod from yards. Sod is rolled up and left on site. Yards are ready for gardening things other than grass.
There THREE ways to participate in this great event.
1. Volunteer: Be on a team and use a sod cutters (its fun) to cut and roll up sod. Volunteer before to help do some coordination and out support logistics day of.
2. Recruit Your Friends: Let us know if you want to sign up a team. We will provide a coach/lead, machinery, and find the people with lawns. You just need to support the cause with your energy and enthusiasm. The team that cuts out the most sod gets a great prize! Fill out our contact form with a note that you have team of 3 to 5 people for the sod cutting spree.
3. Donate: Be a Homeowners who wants their lawn gone, and make a tax deductible donation to Just Garden teams, suggested $100 base + $0.25-$1.00 /square foot. We only cut an roll up the Sod at the time. It would take us into the following week to pick up and dump sod (additional fees apply). Fill out our contact form with a note that you have a yard for the sod cutting spree.
*note: A couple trucks will be available the day of the event. People who have a pick up truck to offer are super helpful. Sod Cutters weigh a few hundred pounds, and come with ramps, so any small truck would do.
If you missed the re-launch celebration on Saturday, December 2nd, here are some highlights:
In line with the mission of Just Garden, the relaunch centered around a shared meal, and a deep caring for our community. Co-director, Stephanie Seliga-Soulseed emphasized that, “by growing our food, and growing community around food we reclaim our shared humanity.” With all that is going on in the world, this simple understanding is good medicine for an individual and cultural transition to health and vitality. Just Garden’s dedication to growing food and growing community around food will be carried out by building relationships and setting dates for our 2018 garden builds. Your support is vital to growing Just Garden’s mission once again.
Our Garden Build and Education programs have a proven model of success:
- 77% of garden recipients report continued gardening after the first year;
- 72% of gardeners report having enough abundance to give food away;
- 65% of gardeners say they have expanded their gardens beyond the 3 raised beds.
- 1,550 volunteers tallied over 12,300 hours with Just Garden
- over 3,000 people have eaten produce from a Just Garden since 2010.
Check back in January for a list of Internships and Volunteer opportunities.
People used to gather to build everything. From barn raises to harvesting clams, from gathering berries to putting away winter’s provisions, these things were traditionally done in the context of togetherness. Just Garden continues in this tradition. Our garden builds brings people of all walks of life together for a common purpose. Four times a year we gather to build gardens and celebrate our community’s commitment to feed itself. Smaller gatherings occur to raise money, to thank our volunteers, to celebrate our gardeners.
One of our most successful community building programs are our Just Dinners. Just Garden comes to your home and facilitates a conversation on building a Just Food system, talks about Just Garden’s work in this movement and connects people you love to this good work. Follow this link to learn more about hosting a dinner.
Just Garden is fiscally sponsored by NICA nwcommunities.org