In large part due to Karen, Mark and our friend Lynn, we have parsley, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, and lettuce ready to share and put in the ground ASAP. Would you like some? Swing by our little greenhouse at 2506 W. Rowan to grab a couple and/or shoot us a message to coordinate a pick up or delivery! We also have tomatoes, peppers, basil, and more warm weather crops growing. You can take some home to care for indoors, or pick those up at the end of May. We love sharing starts so that you can share healthy food with your neighbors!
Have you seen our “planting tutorial” video focused on snap peas? What else are you growing right now? We aren’t encouraging communal gardening/urban farming right now, but it’s a great time grow your own food and safely sharing some with neighbors. We have been helping neighbors gain access to and share gardening resources such as seeds, pots, plant starts, compost, compost bins, soil, wood chips, tools, etc. Let us know what you or your neighbors need or what you have to share with others!
Even at this strange and challenging time, giving to non-profits is up across the country. Thanks for your generosity in helping to meet the needs of our must vulnerable neighbors! We would appreciate your continued donations as we safely equip neighbors to grow and share healthy food and relationships. You can donate here by setting up a one time or recurring donation. A local partner that would love your support with feeding and caring for our community is The Westminster Food Bank (509-328-5002).
How are you and yours doing during this strange time? Let us know how we can help! How are your neighbors doing? We encourage you to spend time outside so you can talk to neighbors from a safe distance and check in on them. Maybe you can also contact neighbors via phone or email to check in. Want help with ideas on how to help neighbors stay in touch and help each other gain access to needed resources throughout the “Stay Home” order? Let us know!
We aren’t encouraging communal gardening/urban farming right now, but it’s a great time to be growing your own food and safely sharing some with neighbors. We can help you gain access to and share gardening resources such as seeds, pots, plant starts, compost, compost bins, soil, wood chips, tools, etc. Let us know what you or your neighbors need!
Thanks for being a great neighbor at this time when folks really need access to safe, social support as well as nutritious food!
Johnny & Your Growing Neighbors Family
The Easter Egg Hunt (Socially Distant Style), which we helped with over Easter weekend, was a great success! Thank you for your support.
Johnny and your Growing Neighbors Family
Community Dinner is still on, but is now just food to go. Stop by 5508 N. Alberta St. any Tuesday between 5-6 p.m. Also, if you need us to deliver, just let us know!
Johnny and your Growing Neighbors family
We hope you and yours are healthy and finding space for peace and rest in the midst of this unprecedented time. We have been shifting some plans and practices to follow CDC guidelines for the safety of our community and want to keep you in the loop. You can also always check out our website calendar (growingneighbors.org) if you are wondering about upcoming events.
How are you, your family, and your neighbors doing? Please let us know if we can help you with anything related to your health, access to food and other essentials, and/or getting your garden growing. We also encourage you to reach out to your local neighbors (from a safe distance) to see how you can love and serve one another!
Johnny & Your Growing Neighbors Family
We had a great visit to Gonzaga last month to learn about their garden, greenhouse, and Campus Kitchen programs. We are connecting with Emily (right) to start and expand urban farms in NE Spokane and Curtis (left) to help younger students visit GU to learn about greenhouse growing and other sustainable practices. Thanks friends!
Community Dinner is still on for each Tuesday at 5508 N. Alberta St., but will be take-out only between 5-6 p.m. If you or someone else you know needs meals at other times, just call 509-327-5522 and we’ll do our best to help!