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student gardens support food banks

by Helen Sustainer Wednesday, May. 24, 2006 at 2:49 AM
food_for_all@organicconsumer.org Community Champions

School children are setting up organic gardens to feed the poor and to give fresh produce to food banks. Volunteers needed from around the country. Please Help. Thank you.

Lacey resident E.J. Hardebeck normally spends the summer on vacation, reading or lazing about.

But this summer, he and 10 other Komachin Middle School students are volunteering to tend 18 vegetable beds they're planting for low-income families.

"We have this garden, and we're not using it very much," he said. "There's nothing planted in here but weeds, so it was just a waste. There are people who need what we have."

The students aren't alone this planting season.

Farmers, backyard gardeners and groups across the county have begun planting seeds and tilling land in a unified effort to keep the Thurston County Food Bank's shelves stocked. Farm land that would normally lie fallow and surplus vegetables that would otherwise go to waste have found a new purpose.

The food bank had a record 58,055 client visits last year, said Robert Coit, executive director at the food bank. The number has increased 30 percent a month during the past seven months, in part because higher gasoline prices have forced people to funnel more of their paychecks into fueling their cars to drive to work. At the same time, the food bank has opened satellite sites at two large low-income apartment complexes.

The food bank gets donated produce from growers, but donations ebb in the cold months. So Coit uses cash donations and reserves to buy produce.

In February, Garden-Raised Bounty began pulling local growers together. Some, like GRuB and The Kiwanis Club, had grown for the food bank before. Others were newcomers. Fourteen groups or individual growers are now on board, with the combined goal of growing 30,000 pounds of food this year, said Blue Peetz, GRuB coordinator. The Gleaners Coalition, which dispatches volunteers to help farms harvest excess food, is also a partner.

Planting has begun at GRuB's greenhouse on Elliot Avenue and at The Kiwanis Club's half-acre farm near Mud Bay Road. The Kiwanis Club is the food bank's single largest donor, delivering 15,000 pounds of produce last year. They hope to match or surpass that amount this year, he said.

"It's a fairly productive small patch," said Don Leaf of The Kiwanis Club. "We've been producing fresh produce for the food bank for several years. We try to harvest when things are ripe and not overripe, and try to deliver it immediately."

In Rochester, the Helsing Junction Farm has set aside two acres for the food bank where they've planted carrots, beets, fennel and chard, said Susan Ujcic, co-owner. The Gleaners and H.E.A.R.T. Alternative High School students will help harvest.

The food bank also will benefit from the farm's community-supported agriculture program. Under CSA, members pay monthly for a full or half share and, in return, get weekly produce and flowers, often getting more food than the cost of their share. The farm is matching every that CSA members donate, and the money is used to provide shares to food bank clients.

The Gleaners are organizing a giving garden, where they'll grow herbs and vegetables, at the Olympia Community Gardens and Bentley Farms, said Barry Cannon, who heads the group. The Gleaners will organize work parties to run the garden, its volunteers will keep any harvest they need and the rest will be donated to the food bank and other area emergency food and meal programs.

In addition, the Gleaners will launch a food preparation display starting May 24, where they'll prepare dishes at the food bank using the vegetables and herbs clients receive. They'll serve samples and hand out recipe kits, especially for vegetables people might not be familiar with, like kohlrabi, which is a cabbage that resembles a turnip.

"You give it to somebody and it's a weird-looking thing and people might not know what to do with it," Cannon said. "It's also nutritional teaching. Greens can be cooked so much they turn brown and limp. We'll teach them how to hold the nutrition in the vegetables."

Kiwanis Club member Don Leaf tills the soil Thursday morning as he and other members get ready for planting on their half-acre garden on 11th Avenue.

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HOW TO HELP

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locate your LOCAL Food Banks which you can help.

http://omni.cc.purdue.edu/~hobaugh/safefood/links.html#foodbank

http://www.secondharvest.org/get_help

http://www.thurstoncountyfoodbank.org

Grow A Row for the poor

http://www.cnh.bc.ca/foodsecurity/growarow.htm

Garden-Raised Bounty (GRUB)

http://www.goodgrub.org/youth/main.html

grub@goodgrub.org

Garden-Raised Bounty seeks donated seeds for food bank growers and low-income families who are planting vegetable gardens through its kitchen garden project.

The Gleaners Coalition

http://www.gleanerscoalition.org

renee@gleanerscoalition.org

The Gleaners Coalition needs volunteers to harvest and move food from the farms to the food bank. They are also raising funds for garden tools and seeking a donated biodiesel truck that runs for delivering food.

Anyone with a backyard garden can plant extra and contact the Gleaners Coalition for help harvesting or delivering the produce.

Seattle P-Patch program for the poor

http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch

http://www.seattletilth.org

Organic Gardening for Disabled People

http://www.leftfootorganics.org

http://htinstitute.org/htlinks.htm

School Gardens

http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/homepage.html

http://www.plants-for-people.org/eng/health/Plant_boost.htm

http://www.livingnutrition.com

http://www.journeytoforever.org/edu.html#garden

http://www.permacultureinternational.org/pceduforum/permacultureinschools.htm

http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com/air.htm

http://www.plants-for-people.org/eng

Organic Gardening Technologies for teachers and students

and Gardening Therapy

http://adelaide.indymedia.org/newswire/display/12155/index.php

http://beirut.indymedia.org/ar/2006/01/3660.shtml

eco recycling: saving energy & water INTELLIGENTLY

http://www.chapelhill.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/20597.php

http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/49977.php

recycling Used Cooking Oil into BIODIESEL for Cars

http://www.plantdrive.com

book: From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank

author: Joshua Tickell http://www.joshuatickell.com/books_films.htm

http://www.biodieselwarehouse.com

Ed Tech for Teachers

http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25014

http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/45215/index.php

http://southafrica.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/10494.php

SOLAR TOURS of SOLAR HOMES and SOLAR BUILDINGS

and links to local chapter NGO's and their events

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http://www.ases.org/tour

http://www.homepower.com/events/index.cfm

http://www.solarliving.org

http://www.solarhouseday.com/index01.shtml

http://www.homepower.com/links/non_profit.cfm

http://www.solarhouseday.com

http://www.ases.org

tour@ases.org

free JOURNAL about SOLAR ENERGY, Sustainable Technologies:

http://www.homepower.com

http://www.epsea.org/wtr.html

http://www.sses.ch

Healthy Schools - academic Success

http://www.calhealthyschools.org

http://www.foodrevolution.org/askjohn/43.htm

http://www.watoxics.org/redirect/HS_OVER.aspx?fromMenu=0&pos=3&name=HS_OVER

http://www.bibleplus.org/health/ms_lupus.htm

http://www.stevitastevia.com/product/product.html

http://www.healthmasters.com

http://www.wellbeingjournal.com

http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/49909.php

Organic Gardening tech

http://www.acresusa.com

http://www.acresusa.com/other/freesample.htm

http://www.moscowfoodcoop.com/books/wilson.html

http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/102980.php

http://organicconsumer.org

volunteering to work on organic farms

http://www.wwoof.org

Victory Gardens International Movement to feed the poor

http://www.victorygardens.net

Community Gardens for the poor

http://www.communitygarden.org.au/about/benefits.html

http://www.communitygarden.org/publications.php

http://www.greenguerillas.org

http://www.communitygarden.org/links.php

http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/links.html

Inner City Gardens to feed the poor, the disabled and the sick

http://www.yesmagazine.com/article.asp?ID=576

Food Securtiy

http://www.foodsecurity.org/links.html

roof top gardens to feed the poor

http://www.greengridroofs.com/advantages/index.htm

http://www.optigruen.de

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

http://www.cuco.org.uk/index.php?page=3

http://www.localharvest.org/csa

http://www.localharvest.org/csa.jsp

Organic Allotment Gardening for the poor

http://www.hhdra.org.uk

fighting hunger: http://www.carbon.org http://www.trees.co.za http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk http://www.moringatrees.org http://www.permacultureinternational.org http://echonet.org/core.htm http://www.seedinternational.com.au http://www.permaculture.org.uk http://www.csa-india.org http://neemfoundation.org http://www.neemresource.com http://www.treesforlife.org http://www.growbiointensive.org

eradicating global hunger

http://prod.india.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/210864.shtml

http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/102980.php

http://thunderbay.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/23244.php

BUILD INTO the FUTURE

Indestructible and energy efficient buildings and homes

(Hurricane proof, Tornado proof, Earthquake proof and Tidal Wave proof)

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http://www.monolithicdome.com http://www.solargenix.com http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.powerlight.com http://www.rpc.com.au http://www.kalwall.com http://www.solatube.com http://www.solarwall.com http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.advgeothermal.co.uk http://www.greengridroofs.com http://www.grasscrete.com http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk http://www.ecological-engineering.com http://www.oasisdesign.net http://www.waterless.co.nz http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com http://www.sloanled.com http://www.cansolair.com http://www.myecospace.com http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.insuladd.com http://www.vestas.com http://www.activepower.com

GERMAN Sustainable Technology

intelligent design

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translate German => english: http://babelfish.altavista.com

http://www.bomin-solar.de http://www.solarinfo.de http://www.inn-plan.de http://www.optigruen.de http://www.sses.ch http://www.orange-energy.de http://www.firstsolar.com http://www.thyssen-solartec.com http://www.wind-energie.de http://www.solarfoerderung.de http://www.biocar.de http://www.iwr.de http://www.evt-scooter.de http://www.intersolar.de http://www.sunversy.de http://www.solarwaterworld.de http://www.aet.de http://www.berger-biotechnik.de http://www.biodieselverband.de http://www.btec-rosenheim.de/pageID_1975573.html http://www.campa-biodiesel.de http://www.cleanenergy.de http://www.wind-tschechien.de http://www.windtest-nrw.de http://www.windkraftservice.de http://www.eg-solar.de http://www.windkontor-saar.de http://www.elsbett.com http://www.energiekontor.de http://www.fmso.de http://www.rerorust.de http://www.velomobile.de http://www.boxer99.de http://www.juwi.de http://www.zinco.de http://www.sunoven.de http://www.mindquest.de/Zonnewater http://www.fuhrlaender.de http://www.windkrafttechnik.de http://www.inventusgmbh.de http://www.moratec.de

http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/38087/index.php

Mercedez-Benz's SMART CAR

Why be Stupid?

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http://www.uk-vans.co.uk/new/smart_car.html

http://www.autofieldguide.com/columns/will/0404euro.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3660685.stm

http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/38087/index.php

http://www.betterproductdesign.net/npi/products/smartcar.htm

http://www.smartofnewcastle.co.uk

http://www.smartofbristol.co.uk

http://www.smartofperth.co.uk

http://www.smartofnorwich.co.uk

Saving Energy, SOLAR Energy, WIND Energy, OCEAN Energy

http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/112665.php

http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/47520.php

http://www.hoanw.org

PEAK OIL and Permaculture

http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/50102.php

http://thunderbay.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/23436.php

http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25013

http://southafrica.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/10493.php

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

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