In the coming months many of our neighbors will be affected financially, impacting their ability to feed their families.
The good news is that together we can take action now to help.
Plant a Lot
Join our partner Friends of the Farms in planting a Victory Garden this spring! Plans are in the works to create a Victory Garden on the Morales public farmland with a wide variety of organically grown food crops that will mature spring, summer, and fall. 100 percent of their crop will be donated to Helpline House throughout the year.
If you want to volunteer (once it’s safe to do so), Friends of the Farms would love to have help planting and harvesting! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Plant a Little
Are you putting in a garden this spring? Plant a little extra and donate it to the food bank at Helpline House!
No Garden? No Problem!
Here’s how you can bring home a Victory for our community:
- If you’re able, buy a little extra from your local farmer, farmstand, grocer, or CSA and donate to the food bank at Helpline House.
- Sign up for Friends of the Farms’ newsletter and you’ll hear about opportunities to help out at their Victory Garden at Morales Farm as it gets underway this spring.
- Make a donation to cover soil amendments, plant seeds and starts, tools, and people power for startup and maintenance of Friends of the Farms’ new Victory Garden.
Grow, Share, Eat, Repeat!
Thank you to project sponsor Brian MacWhorter and Butler Green Farms who will donate intern hours to the garden and will plow the space once we get it cleared. He also wants to donate ALL the plant starts he has that we hope to plant, he is working with Bainbridge Gardens to do virtual how-to veggie garden classes, and he is donating all his seconds this summer to Kitsap and Island food pantries and free meal programs.
May 1 join in on the virtual Grow Food, Not Grass summit to learn how to turn whatever space you have—windowsill, yard, or patio—into a kitchen garden. Sign up here.
Here’s a shout out to Joe Cardosi at Sound Reprographics for printing Susan Roth’s Victory Gardens 2020 posters at no charge to Bainbridge Prepares!
Image created by Susan Roth.