Monday, January 27, 2014

Grow Food Grow Hope Winter Update

· Montgomery County Food Summit
Grow Food Grow Hope was invited to share the story and experience of Grow Food Grow Hope on November 8, 2013.
· Fall Gardeners:
12 Community Gardeners
8 Student Gardeners
500 lbs of produce grown
· First Food Policy Council Meeting:
On October 29, 2013 approximately 35 people attended the Wilmington College Grow Food Grow Hope Food Policy Council Meeting. 
· Ag Issues Forum
Grow Food Grow Hope was asked to help judge the Ag Issues Forum in November at Wilmington College.  All of the schools did a fantastic job.
· New St. John Baptist Greenhouse:
From the STAR program three young women assisted with building a greenhouse at New St. John Baptist Church in Avondale, Cincinnati.  The greenhouse was built from 2x4’s and plastic construction sheeting.
· Hours of Volunteer Service
18 volunteers served 96 hours from
October to January.  Winter is a very slow time for Grow Food Grow Hope. We were able to utilize our students from the new Work Program and community gardeners to clean up plots and fulfill other routine needs.
· GFGH Alum in Our Ohio Magazine
Dessie Buchanan will be featured in the upcoming edition of
Our Ohio Magazine. Check it out!

Grow Food Grow Hope seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of local food production, backyard and community gardening and increasing self-sustainability in our daily food habits regardless of economic opportunity.

With $100, Grow Food Grow Hope can provide a family of four with a garden plot that produces 200 lbs. of produce each year saving $250, and a mentor that can guide each family through the growing process.
You can make a donation by calling 937-382-6661
or visit and click on
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