Friday, April 10, 2015
Sprouting Hope is now an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization!
Sprouting Hope began with a strong foundation in 2012 as a partnership between Project Crossroads and the Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center. When one of our key leaders moved away from the area in 2014, we began work to establish an independent non-profit organization to ensure the sustainability of the program. We're very excited to have reached this milestone!
Last Spring we announced that Sprouting Hope's lease has been extended till 2031, a new perennial berry patch was added and a grant from Appalachian Sustainable Development funded planting a variety of fruit trees. We are making plans for the future!
This year garden development is focused on season extension to make the most of the growing season. We are fundraising to install two new hoop houses and acquire season extending supplies such as row cover fabric and hoops for creating low tunnels.
Sprouting Hope feeds the community by growing and sharing healthy food. Everyone is welcome so please check out the open hours for community volunteers (over on the right side of this page) and join us for a day of learning, sharing and fellowship!
Stay tuned for updates on programs and other learning opportunities! Check us out on Facebook or call Jason at (276) 780-0420 for more information.