Fund raising drive for Twin Ponds Giving Garden through Dec 15

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A sample of produce
Photo courtesy Giving Garden
By Diane Hettrick

The Friends of the Twin Ponds Giving Garden recently participated in the SeedMoney challenge to raise money for 2018 garden expenses to continue to grow amazing food for the Shoreline Hopelink food bank.

Their original goal was to raise $600 through crowd-funding to qualify for the SeedMoney $400 grant.

They raised that amount easily the first day and are waiting to hear if they received a grant.

However, it's not too late to contribute. The page will be available for donations until December 15, 2017.

Raised garden beds, shed, and cheerful decorations
in this 2016 photo
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The Giving Garden, partnered with Turning Point of Shoreline, has done some impressive work in their five years of existence.

In 2017, they have already donated over 3300 pounds of organic produce to our local food bank and other programs providing to those who experience food insecurity.

We garden in raised beds totaling approximately 1400 square feet. In 2016 the Giving Garden donated over 3400 pounds and placed first in total pounds donated among 60 gardens in the Seattle Giving Garden Network. 
We were also among one of the smallest gardens in the network. We work very hard to grow as much food as possible, and we use season extension techniques to squeeze even more out of our space! 

They have an organization of volunteers who work in the garden two to three times a week. They host student community service groups who help with the gardening.

The money helps them with expenses and maintenance.



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