Collaboration has always been at the heart of GardenShare's work, and this year, we have built on that history with a new project designed to bring more volunteers into the work to fight hunger in the area. Partnering with Campus Kitchens, the Canton Farmers Market, the Church and Community Program, the Free Will Dinner at the United Methodist Church and the Potsdam Farmers Market, GardenShare secured a Volunteer Generation Grant from the State of New York.
Through this collaboration and with the support of the grant, we hope to strengthen all of these groups volunteer efforts, to bring in new volunteers, and help manage, train, and retain volunteers.
An early effort is to help fill the volunteer needs while college students are on break. These programs rely so heavily on students that it's a challenge when the students are not in town. You can help right now!
Read our earlier posts:
Day 6 - the people of GardenShare
Day 5 - Summer intern and "Farmer Friday"
Day 4 - New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy
Day 3 - Local Food Guide
Day 2 - Making CSA's affordable
Day 1 - Growing Community Award