Friday, April 19, 2013

Newsworthy!



Sprouting Hope was on the front page of the Smyth County News on Wednesday, April 17.

There are so many ways that you can get involved with feeding people in need right here in Smyth County:
  • Participate in the community work day tomorrow - April 20, 9 am - noon
  • Have a meal at Handsome Molly's Bistro during our Monday's in May fundraiser. Every Monday evening in May from 4-9pm, 15% of all sales will be donated to Sprouting Hope. Garden volunteers will be serving tables so all tips will also be donated to this great cause. May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27.
  • Come out to the weekly garden work sessions throughout the summer. Dates and times will be announced on our website and Facebook page soon!
  • Get involved in the planning of the garden or the business side of running a non-profit organization. We need board members, fundraisers, teachers, and more. Some folks might want to be involved year-round while others might want to work on a single project. If you want to help, we'd love to talk with you about how your skills and available time can be put to use!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We're so excited about the 2nd Community Work Day at the Sprouting Hope garden coming up this Saturday from 9am-noon. It's amazing to see how much a group can accomplish in just a few hours! Bring your family and friends and come dig a little with us. It's a great feeling way to start your Saturday!

Click on the April 20 link under "Upcoming Events" on the right to go to the Facebook page for this event where you can "join" and invite your friends. (This isn't required... just a great way to help us spread the word!)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 16 (Park Blvd) north out of Marion for 4 miles. Turn right into Hungry Mother State Park and continue for 1 mile on East Hungry Mother Drive. Turn left into the Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center. Turn right immediately and park along the row of pine trees running beside the main road.

** If there is an attendant at the park entrance, let them know that you are going to the community garden. You won't need to pay to come out to the garden. If you go back to use the state park, you will need to pay for parking as rangers do patrol the lots and issue parking tickets. **

Friday, April 5, 2013

First garden work day is April 6 (tomorrow)!

It's finally time to kick off the 2013 season in the Sprouting Hope Community Garden! Everyone is invited to come out and help get ready for spring.

Our major tasks will be getting the electric tape fence tightened up, installing a new round of wire fencing to keep out the bunnies that outsmarted the electric fence, repairing a damaged water valve and testing the irrigation system, weeding and preparing beds, maybe some mulching depending on what we find out there, and planting onions, peas and mixed greens (yay!).

There will be something for people of all ages to do so bring friends, gloves, hand tools, drinks and join us for what should be a gorgeous morning with great company in service of our community. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Click on the April 6 link under "Upcoming Events" on the right to go to the Facebook page for this event where you can "join" and invite your friends. (This isn't required... just a great way to help us spread the word!)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 16 (Park Blvd) north out of Marion for 4 miles. Turn right into Hungry Mother State Park and continue for 1 mile on East Hungry Mother Drive. Turn left into the Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center. Turn right immediately and park along the row of pine trees running beside the main road.

** If there is an attendant at the park entrance, let them know that you are going to the community garden. You won't need to pay to come out to the garden. If you go back to use the state park, you will need to pay for parking as rangers do patrol the lots and issue parking tickets. **

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

We're hiring!

Sprouting hope is searching for a part time Garden Coordinator to assist in the running of the garden, the job description is online. If you know someone who might be interested, please let them know - details of how to apply are in the description. If you'd like to know more about what we're doing, come on out to the garden this Saturday for our first work day of the year as we start to get things ready for the coming garden season.