Water, water, water. Greenhouse and plants outside are watered. We will be transplanting more this week, if you have time to volunteer.
Wendell NC giveaway was yesterday. Next one is April 22nd starting at 11am at the Whole Foods North Raleigh (Six Forks Rd). If you need plants, come and get them. Stay for the Whole Foods Earth Day event which runs until 6pm and includes cooking demonstrations.
And if you buy anything inside Whole Foods, 5% of the day’s net sales April 22nd are being donated to Grow And Share!
Spent 2-1/2 hours this morning moving plants for loading. Saturday they will be going on trailers and in trucks to go to giveaways.
We have a public giveaway hosted by Wendell Antiques & More in Wendell NC that is Sunday (Apr 13) starting at 2pm.
NC Fields is holding a giveaway for farmworkers to the east of us, and will be picking up their plants Saturday.
Based on experiences the previous 5 years, we expect to give away more than 4,000-5,000 plants this weekend and get about 150-200 gardens growing.
The next public giveaway will be Tuesday, Apr 22 at 11am at Whole Foods N Raleigh. After that is another focused giveaway (4H) in northern NC, and our final public giveaway in Spring Hope (with help from the Enterprise and Farmers Market) on May 3rd at 8am.
Grow a garden, share your harvest… We can beat hunger by growing food in the nooks, crannies, and backyards of our US communities.
Are you ready to grow food for yourself and to share with your neighbors?
Grow And Share is transplanting seedlings now. Seeds are coming up very well!
We still need small pots to re-use, or yogurt containers, or small cups, etc. Please donate what you can at the Tucker Greenhouse, or call for a drop off location closer to RTP (919.623.9392).
Volunteer help needed - transplanting - this Thursday and Saturday. Info on Grow And Share Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/Grow-And-Share/events/calendar/
Giveaways begin with the first in Wendell on April 13th. More information is coming soon!
Watered the greenhouse this morning. Broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, squash, herbs are breaking up through the soil. Tomatoes as tall as an inch.
Since each year I mention that peppers teach patience — usually they are the last to sprout and take their time until it is warm — I wanted to mention that this year the peppers are already sprouting! We must have a good combination of planting time, soil / greenhouse warmth, etc. We have several varieties of peppers ranging from sweet/mild to hot / xhot.
This Saturday is a volunteer day from 10am to noon. You can check it out on Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Grow-And-Share/events/168447872/ - or just call and let us know you’re coming to help.
Also, THANK YOU to Amy from Simple Gifts community garden in Cary NC for the donation of small pots. We are seriously in need of small pots (cups, yogurt containers, etc.) for transplanting. Amy has provided a donation of pots for us to recycle for this Spring planting, and we appreciate her taking the time to provide them.
Transplanting will likely start in about two weeks (and we’ll need all hands on deck then!)
Grow And Share garden plant giveaways are being scheduled. the first will be April 13th at Wendell Antiques & More. This is just down the street from our Wendell giveaway last year, and near the car lots downtown.
Additional giveaways being scheduled for Spring Hope, with support from the Spring Hope Enterprise, and in Raleigh. Preliminary scheduling looks like 1 giveaway on a Sunday and 2 on Saturdays. More info to follow.
Community / group / neighborhood / school garden plant request form - Flyer_PlantSeedRequest_Rev02.pdf
More about Grow And Share - Handout_AboutGrowAndShare_Rev01.pdf
Our planting days are listed on meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Grow-And-Share/events - and we hope volunteers will come get their hands in the dirt and help us plant many seeds!
Grow And Share begins planting this Saturday, February 22, 2014. We welcome volunteers, and any who can donate planting pots and trays. Thank you to NC Mulch for donating the soil for starting seeds.
If your group or neighborhood would like to request bulk plants — 100 or more — please use this PDF request form.
If you have questions, please contact Kay at 919.623.9392.
Please note that the old Grow And Share telephone number (269.5414) is changed to 919.623.9392.
Grow And Share planting begins in February 2014.
If anyone in Eastern NC / Raleigh-Rocky Mount area has used, small planting pots, we’d love to re-use them!
Sizes from 1″ up to 4″ are ideal. Yogurt cups and other ‘reusables’ also helpful to us.
Please drop off at the Zebulon NC “Tucker” Greenhouse, or call for pickup of bulk pots.
Thank you! 919.623.9392.