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                                             Grow Food Grow Hope Wish List:

Friends of Hope
-Minimum of 10 Garden Mentors every growing season
-Minimum of 3 summer workers or volunteers to assist with watering, compost management, community bed care and children’s garden care between garden meetings

-Small Greenhouse for seed starting
-Roughly 10 cubic yards of manure (I believe that is the equivalent of one pick-up truck load)
-Roughly 5 cubic yards of garden ready compost
-15 bales of mulching straw
-15 bags of hardwood mulch (un-dyed)
-Various Seeds
-A high-wheel cultivator, for light tilling in the beds
-Seed starting trays
-Indoor grow lights
-Shelves for seed starting
-8/10 cedar boards for bed repair
-Wood and supplies to build two handicap accessible beds
-200 garden stakes
-A rain barrel and gutter system for greenhouse
-Wood pallets for constructing additional compost area and manure and soil bins
-Birdhouses for attracting birds to ward of pests
-flower beds to attract bees
-Cooking materials and food for 30 cooking demonstrations
-Printing costs for gardener resources
-Security lighting

Public Relations
-One student worker or intern, in charge of website maintenance, social media maintenance, managing calls and emails, documenting events, writing event advisories, planning workshops and smaller events, writing press releases, constructing a bi-monthly newsletter
- Support from the communications department, service-learning, for planning major events such as Pumpkin Run, Tour de Farm, Spring 5k, Farm to Table and a Spring Open House.

-Adobe Creative Suite
-Camera capable of taking high resolution photos
-Printing costs to cover marketing/volunteer and participant recruitment
-Signage at all of our community garden sites

At the Grow Food Grow Hope offices it's no secret that we love donations, we do a lot for the community and we enjoy it very much so, but we always could use help. If you see anything on these lists that you think you could help us with it would be very welcomed and appreciated.We have many thanks to share with you for the things you as our community enable us to do here, it means a lot to us. Thank you. 

Contact our staff members individually:

Tara Lydy
Center for Service and Civic Engagement
(937) 481-2261

Callie Eberhart
Student Garden Manager
Grow Food, Grow Hope
(937) 481-2306

Snail Mail
Grow Food, Grow Hope
1870 Quaker Way
Pyle Center 1294
Wilmington, OH 45177