Plant a Row/Starts

Innovative practices to mobilize a community behind growing extra vegetables for neighbors in need.

Plant a Row/Starts

Plant-A-Row and Seed Donations

Plant starts and seed donations are a great way to get more fresh veggies into the hands of the folks who need them.

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Seed Distribution and Plant a Row

To enable greater self-sufficiency and continual access to food for clients living with limited access to food banks, Community Harvest distributes free seeds at food banks in the spring.

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Community Gardens and Plant a Row

The new superintendent of the Colville school district has recently shown interest in establishing gardens at some schools in town. This could present a new opportunity to confront hunger and poverty in Stevens County.

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Plant a Row

Many homeowners are willing to Plant a Row for the Hungry in Central Washington.

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Empowering Self-Sufficiency

The utility of seed distribution in hunger relief - a full-circle, sustainable system.

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Saving Vegetable Starts from Plant Sales

Yakima gleaned seedlings from plant sales, saving these left-over vegetable and fruit plants from the trash. In 2011, our program gleaned over 7,200 plants and in 2012, the number increased to over 10,700 plants!

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Plant Starts as an Introduction to Donors

Thurston County Food Bank distributed thousands of plant starts during spring and early summer of 2011 as part of the Plant-A-Row Program.

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Plant Start Distribution

When asking the community to grow extra produce to feed their neighbors the barriers to entry for the individual gardener will be the cost of plant starts and seed, space and inputs, time and motivation.

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Plant Starts in Pierce County

The PCGP gleaning coordinator worked with the Pierce County community garden coordinator to distribute plant starts in support of the Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) campaign.

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Starting (PAR)! Plant a Row for the Hungry

Jeff Lowenfels, a garden writer for the Anchorage Daily News and former Garden Writers Association president, spearheaded Plant a Row for the Hungry. Learn more!

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Growing Food, Growing Community

Over the past few years Lettuce Link has grown high-quality plant starts for P-Patch food bank gardeners. In 2011, approximately 5,000 starts to P-Patch food bank gardens, community gardens, and low-income gardeners.

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