Become Part the Project GROWS Community
Project GROWS needs your help! Our organization is at a critical growth point and we are asking for the community’s support to go to the next level. We encourage you to pick an area you would like to support and make a tax-deductible donation today at a level meaningful to you.
You can support:
$3 = One pack of organic seeds
$25 = Small gardening tools for adults and kids – trowels, work gloves, shovels
$50 = Power tools – drills, saws
$100 = Supports purchase of 3 fruit trees (apple, pear, and sour cherry)
$500 = Adopt a Crop! You can support an entire row of: carrots, potatoes, kale, etc. that feeds children and youth across the region for the entire season
$1,000 = Supports purchase of a tiller attachment, allowing PG to cultivate an additional 1 acre of land, growing 10,000 additional pounds of food (feeding 5 additional families!)
$3 = Funds 1+ pounds of leafy greens provided to families and children at weekly Thursday potlucks
$25 = Feeds one family local, healthy Project GROWS’ produce for one week
$50 = Supports one day of programming at the local farmer’s market to increase awareness around the resources connecting individuals and families with healthy affordable local produce
$100 = Supports donation of healthy produce every night for one week to kids at the Boys & Girls Club
$500 = Supports one full “Bounty Basket” – 18 weeks of fresh local produce for a family in need
$1,000 = Supports purchase of a tiller attachment, allowing cultivation of an additional 1 acre of land, growing 10,000 additional pounds of food (feeding 5 families!)
$10,000 = farm delivery truck bringing veggies and mobile educational gardens all over the region!
$3 = Provides a bag of healthy, local greens for a community cooking workshop teaching children and their families a tasty vegetable recipe.
$25 = Supports 2 kids visiting the farm and getting their hands dirty while learning how to dig potatoes and what a fresh carrot tastes like
$50 = Supports a fresh, healthy meal for 25+ kids on a Thursday community volunteer & potluck night
$100 = Supports programming costs one cooking & nutrition workshops taught to children and youth
$500 = Programming cost for 8 student to participate in the Youth Entrepreneurship Study
$1,000 = Programming cost for 5 students to attend full Summer Farm School, 8-week program
Volunteer Work Parties
Come party in the dirt with the Project GROWS team! Boogie down alongside your friendly neighborhood tomato to music and have plain ol’ fun! The Project GROWS work parties are about getting things done on the farm site, but they are also about building community – so please come just to hang out, sit at a table and do homework, participate in the potluck, or to stop in and say hello! (Actually, stop in and say hello whenever you see us out in the field).
WHEN: Every Thursday afternoon, 2 PM – 8 PM starting MAY 1, through October. Come when you want, stay as long as you want.
SIGN-UP: No need to sign up ahead of time, just drop-in.*
POTLUCK DINNER: 6:30 PM To cap off each work party, stay and unwind at the potluck dinner and get to know the Project GROWS community. Eat whether you brought food or not, but feel free to bring something to share. What to bring? You can bring something as simple as a few pieces of fruit or chips and salsa, or get as ambitious as you like with a home cooked main or side dish – bring instruments to jam, camp chairs to lounge, or just an empty belly.
*ORIENTATION: All farm visitors complete an orientation during their first volunteer experience on the farm. Orientations will be held at 3:30 and 5:30 PM Thursday afternoons, every Thursday. You only have to complete orientation once to volunteer for the year.
It is preferred that groups of 8 or more volunteer or tour the Farm by appointment. When you come to one of our volunteer workdays as part of a group, we want you to have a great Project GROWS experience. For this reason, we ask that your group arrive promptly at the beginning of their volunteer time or tour day, follow the “What to Bring” instructions, and that your group stay to help with the work we will be doing that day. At the very beginning of your time with Project GROWS, we will provide your group an orientation tour to the Farm and to the work that will be done that day. Saturdays are available by appointment only.
Please contact Sam, sam[at]projectgrows[dot]org or call the Project GROWS number (540) 480-0371. If you reach the Project GROWS voicemail make sure to leave in the message whom you are trying to contact.
Be sure to know the following:
RAIN POLICY: Look out your window! If it’s raining, there will be no work party. We will do our best to update our Facebook page with any cancellations.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING:
- Water Bottle
- Sturdy Shoes
- Jacket with layered clothing underneath
♥ always walk when in the garden
♥ stay on paths
♥ always ask before using a tool or handling any crop or animal
♥ respect each other, the plants, and animals at the farm
Volunteer 15 hours or 5 Thursdays in a row and get a Project GROWS t-shirt
Volunteer 100+ HRS get Market Credit to Project GROWS Farmers Market
Get in touch
Contact us at (540) 480-0371 if you’d like more information.
Help us GROW!
You may have years of experience growing produce, cooking healthy meals, or working on a farm. Maybe you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support our programming. Either way, we encourage you to get involved. For more information, please contact jenna[at]projectgrows[dot]org or click below to donate