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Wood Streets Gardens: Growing a Sharing Community

Updated on July 21, 2011

My husband and I grow food in our gardens. Far more food than our family will use. We share what we grow with friends, family, neighbors and people in need. It’s better than letting the food go to waste. And, we know we’re helping feed the one in six Americans at risk of hunger.

We’ve always shared from our gardens. I think all gardeners do. And we’ve let food go to waste, just like every other honest vegetable gardener has done. This year, I don’t want that to happen. Not in our gardens, and not in yours.

I have been blogging about our gardens at the Wood Streets Gardens blog, and we’ve just put up a Facebook page for Wood Streets Gardens to help us get the word out. Vegetable gardeners can make a difference, even with small donations from their harvests. If we all would give a little, a lot of people would be fed.

I have made our gardens, the blog and our Facebook page my job. Really, it is my joy. For me, there is nothing better than growing food and spending time in the gardens. The fact that I can help people through what I do makes it that much more fulfilling. It isn’t just the food we’re growing. It’s the message we’re getting out. Grow. Eat. Share. That is what the Wood Streets Gardens is about. Our work is for our family, for our friends and our community. It’s for your community as well, and we need you to get involved.

How can you help? Well, first of all, put away your checkbook away because are not asking for money. We need you to help us get the word out. As more people get behind what we’re doing, the more people in our communities will have access to fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.

Please take a moment to visit our blog and the Wood Streets Gardens Facebook page and recommend us to your friends and contacts.

Follow the Wood Streets Gardens blog.

Start growing and sharing, if you aren’t already.

Post your vegetable garden photos, garden shares, tips and recipes on our Facebook page. We really want this to be a community effort. I can’t do it all on my own, and your input will be greatly appreciated.

Browse our content on Redgage. We have lots of garden photos and plenty of gardening info and links to help you with your organic vegetable garden.

Our gardens and our project are completely paid for out of our pockets. The money we earn through our online projects, Google Adsense and from people viewing our online content is what keeps our gardens growing. Our goal is to grow more. We still have lots of space on our property that we can fill with fruits and vegetables. So, please, if you believe in what we’re doing take a few minutes to show us some love. Your support will help fight hunger in America.


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    • Julie McM profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie McM 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Jean. Too many people have that bootstrap mentality. And too many people go without. I love the idea of gardeners leaving signs in the garden indicating what is growing for charity. And bless you for helping with your food collections.

    • Jean Bakula profile image

      Jean Bakula 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Our town doesn't have a community garden, it's run by Republicans who "think you should pick yourself up by the bootstraps, even if you don't have any boots", to quote Hillary Clinton. But many towns near us do. The Municipal Nurse handles it thru the town food pantry. The gardeners leave little signs on the areas of the garden and foods they are giving to charity, and that way they don't even have to be there when the people come to pick up the fresh food for the distribution. Bless you for helping the needy, I collect a monthly food distribution in my town.


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