Grow And Share

  (Zebulon, North Carolina)
fighting hunger from the ground up
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Supplies Needed

We are fundraising now to expand our educational offerings for schools and parents, and prepare for the Spring plantings, when we give away garden plants to US residents who sign a Pledge To Share from their garden.

We have a (chicken) Plate Sale fundraiser this upcoming weekend in Zebulon NC and are seeking help from local farmers and growers. We need the following supplies ASAP (we hope you will donate):

- chickens (150+)
- 50lbs of locally grown potatoes
- 10 to 20lbs of locally grown tomatoes
- barbecue sauce
- 10 to 20lbs of locally grown green beans

Please email if you can help. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and can provide a receipt for your donation.

Thank you!

 
 

Seeking Farmers to share what they know at our fundraiser

Our second annual fundraiser, the Grow And Share Music Festival 2010, will be held Labor Day Weekend near Raleigh NC.

The festival will again this year have Farm Education Stations.  We are seeking farmers to come and share what they know, from the very basics through intermediate farming and food growing topics.

Can you come and spend the day with us and share what you've learned with adults and children?  If so, contact me via Local Harvest, or call 1.919.269.5414.

Thank you!

 
 

Grow And Share Joins The Great Human Race

February 15, 2010 Zebulon, NC. Fighting hunger takes a new path during the March 27th Great Human Race in and around Durham. A local non-profit plans to pound the pavement with supporters from all walks of life, raising funds for their local fight against hunger. raising $14,000 for expanding the organization’s educational materials and on-the-ground planting and distribution services, and engaging at least fifty walkers for their team. Grow And Share expects community champions will stand together on race day, supporting each other’s causes.

"The Great Human Race gives us an opportunity to hold our own 5K inside their race," explains Kay Whatley, Creative Director with Grow And Share. "Grow And Share has joined the race, formed a team, and is encouraging our volunteers to participate in this walk to draw attention to local hunger issues."

Non-profits do good works in their communities and require funding for the materials, projects, and personnel to support various projects. Great Human Race offers non-profit organizations a first-quarter funding opportunity to raising funds without incurring usual costs.

According to Tammy Dorfman, organizer of the Great Human Race, "The Great Human Race 5k, hosted by the Volunteer Center of Durham, is celebrating it's 15th anniversary. We are so excited to have the opportunity to offer this event to the nonprofit community each year. During the last 14 years, more than $1 million has been raised by hundreds of nonprofit groups. Last year, a record $200,000 was raised by the nonprofit community and this year is shaping up to be another record breaking year. The Great Human Race is also simply a fun day for nonprofit agencies and their supporters. The entertainment this year will be fun for everyone - live music, food and an inflatable playground for the kid in everyone will be available. We hope everyone comes out to enjoy the morning's activities!"

Grow And Share’s team organizers are focused on two race goals

Grow And Share's concept is simple. Grow And Share helps communities grow gardens, facilitating plant giveaways to willing gardeners, who then harvest fresh food to share in their communities. This April, Grow And Share will be giving away well over 10,000 seedlings to local gardeners. While all plants are free, gardeners must sign a pledge to share their harvest within their communities. Their gardens produce thousands of pounds of produce every year.

For more information on the Great Human Race, to donate to the Grow And Share Team, or to join the Team and raise funds to fight hunger, visit

About Grow And Share

Grow And Share is an organization fighting hunger from the ground up(TM) by growing interest in gardening, local foods, food education, and community building through harvest sharing. Grow And Share helps communities help themselves.

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Kay Whatley, Creative Director

Grow And Share

919.269.5414

http://www.active.com/donate/ghr2010/growandshare.www.growandshare.org
 
 

Fundraiser to fight hunger - mark your calendar...become a sponsor

Grow And Share Music Festival 2010 fundraiser confirmed for Sunday, September 5th 2010.

This music festival is a fundraiser for Grow And Share, a non-profit fighting hunger through widespread gardening, produce sharing, and community building.

With live music, great food, farm education stations, gardening info, games, and family fun, this is a great event to attend as part of your Labor Day Weekend!

Admission and parking are free! Funds will be raised through donations, raffles, and sale of food and goodies.

Sponsorships and booths are available. Call 1.919.269.5414.

 
 

fundraiser seeking farmers willing to talk about / demonstrate their trade

Grow And Share is holding a fundraiser: a music festival September 6 2009. There will be music and vendors, and we will offer a limited number of free vendor booths to farmers. Farmers chosen to use the free booths must be willing to talk about farming, demonstrate how they supply food, and even provide samples. You may also sell during the event (some guidelines/limitations). Contact info [at] growandshare [dot] org for more information.
 
 
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