The Dinner Garden: Seeds to solve hunger
The Dinner Garden is fighting to end hunger in the United States with home and community gardens. The non-profit sends fruit and vegetable seeds for free to anyone in the United States who wants to start a garden! (Source: dinnergarden.org)
GROWING HOPE OUT OF HARDSHIP: When the economy started to crumble years ago, Holly Hirschberg’s husband lost his job. So, she started a garden to help feed her family. Then, she came up with a plan to help families and communities around the U.S. weather the tough times by growing produce themselves. Much like the Victory Gardens of the First and Second World Wars, these "Dinner Gardens" would allow people to stretch their food budgets and enhance their nutritional intake. Individuals and families could have greater food security and take a direct part in that effort. (Source: dinnergarden.org)
DINNER GARDENS SPROUT NATIONWIDE: The Dinner Garden has gardeners in all 50 states and has provided seeds to over 65,000 thousand of individuals, families and community gardeners. They have partnered with organizations, food banks, and businesses across the country, like Catholic Charities, World Food Garden, Seeds for Food, the Wyoming Food Bank, the San Antonio Food Bank, The Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, The Peterson Garden Project, The San Antonio Community Gardeners, and The Salvation Army. (Source: dinnergarden.org)
HOW TO GET SEEDS! From California to North Carolina, dinnergarden.org has partnered with different organizations to help people pick up seeds and get their garden started. Go to http://dinnergarden.org/needSeeds.html for the locations. If you don’t live in any of the areas listed you can fill out this seed request form:
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