Gardening World Wide offers grants to local family gardeners
We support gardening in the community! Grants are available for local gardeners who are interested in exploring square foot gardening. Gardening World Wide supported several grants in 2013, bringing bountiful gifts to students, families, and communities.
On tour in Buffalo, Minn. on July 19, 2013
Dotty just pulled a delicious carrot from her Square Foot Garden with Pat and Laura looking on, along with the cat on the right!
Dotty has a plant-filled small lot with this lab-lab bean growing tall. This is a tropical plant from which she pulled a bean to share with us. Note the beautiful flowers at the top of the 4-5 foot tall plant.
Pat and Char talk about the row garden that should be a
Square Foot Garden and ready for re-planting. Char enjoyed the Queensland Lettuce plant that was given when she received the soil mix and now has put in more leaf lettuce.
A unique beautiful hibiscus flower blooming among the tomatoes and other flowers.
Shawn Dilley revised his family vegetable garden in 2012 without some of the SFG benefits, but received a Grant in 2013 to improve his own family garden and to aid others.
Kristin Kent of Monticello was delighted to receive an SFG this year with aid from her friend Linda Smith. Mel Bartholomew stopped by to visit and was told that often the neighborhood children come out to visit the garden when Kristin and family are there. We have learned through many years of sharing that children enjoy the gardens.
Sharla Peterman of Greenfield, Mn has been an active Square Foot Gardener for several years. This year she was able to set up four 4'x8' garden beds at her church off Hwy 55 east of Rockford. Her family and church families have enjoyed the produce this year and her vision is to add more space to serve the broader community.
Sharla and her family enjoyed a visit from Mel Bartholomew on July 15. Note the mailbox for a source of information.
Mel was delighted to see Sharla's SFG book earmarked at all the important places!