Welcome to our CafeGive page. At GROWINGGARDENS we are planting seeds for good food, healthy people and strong communities. Remember us when you shop through CafeGive and thanks for your support!—Deb Lippoldt, Executive Director
GROWINGGARDENS gets at the root of hunger. We organize hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies. We support low income households for three years with seeds, plants, classes, mentors and more. Our Youth Grow after school garden clubs grow the next generation of veggie eaters and growers! Through Learn & Grow workshops and work parties, we teach gardeners all about growing, preparing and preserving healthful food while respecting the health of the environment.
We plant seeds for good food and healthy people by making sure low income people have the resources they need to grow organic vegetables at home. Through this work, community members meet over the backyard garden, through volunteering, by attending classes, and through sharing extra produce.
“I have diabetes and depend on food stamps. It’s hard to eat right, like my doctor says, or exercise. Since GROWINGGARDENS planted my garden, I spend more time outside and my health is better! Thanks, I owe it all to you.” - Tony, home gardener.
"This has been an amazing gift for my family. The garden helps us make it through the month, and the kids now prefer eating veggies right off the vine. They are aware of the process and magic of growing. The work you do is a gift to us all and will live on beyond our life times…Bravo!" - Amy, gardener
“I used to be a picky eater. GROWINGGARDENS taught me how to grow delicious plants to eat. This summer, I planted chard, carrots and kale. Now there are 10 more foods I like.” - William, aged 11
To learn more, visit growing-gardens.org.