Mark your calendar in March for our Second Saturday Series – the Plant a Row Kick-Off Event. Last year we collected 16,644 POUNDS of FRESH PRODUCE for the hungry in Raleigh!!! Our goal this year is 20,000 POUNDS!!!!! Our Kick-Off event will have more classes and activities than ever before! Sign up to participate in PAR at the Kick-Off Event, and receive a Goodie Bag filled with coupons, freebies and more. Be sure to enter into our drawing for a chance to WIN a Composter for your garden! Join us for FREE classes including “Starting a Community/Neighborhood Garden”, “Gardening for Beginners”, Q&A with experienced gardeners, demonstrations, kids activities and more! Watch our website and Facebook page for more updates on special activities happening throughout the day! (If inclement weather hits, the rain date is March 17th.) Learn more about Plant A Row HERE.
10AM – 4PM: Sign up to participate in Plant A Row, Sign up to WIN a Composter
10AM: Kid’s Gardening Class – Free Class, (For Ages 5+), Parents must accompany children to the class, 20 minute class
11AM: Starting a Community Garden - Free Class with Cullen Whitley, Highland United Methodist Church Garden Coordinator
11AM – 3PM: Kids Activity – Paint a Pot, Plant a Salad, Free Activity
12PM – 4PM: Visit our booths which will feature different garden topics, community garden representatives, garden ideas, Raleigh City Farm and more!
2PM: “I Signed Up for Plant A Row…Now What?” – Free Class to answer your questions about Plant A Row and help you get your garden started, gardening for beginners.
3PM: Kid’s Gardening Class – Free Class, (For Ages 5+), Parents must accompany children to the class, 20 minute class
4PM: Drawing to win a Composter
Some of the Educational Booths Include:
Raleigh City Farm – An urban farm start-up that aims to grow food right here in downtown Raleigh
Highland UMC Victory Garden – Cullen Whitley, Garden Coordinator, community garden advocate & leader created 50 Gardens
Grow And Share – A non-profit fighting hunger from the ground up through gardening education, garden and community building
Mustard Seed Garden – Hayes Barton United Methodist Church – The Garden launched in 2010 as an outreach project of Hayes Barton Methodist Church
CompostNOW – A local residential food waste shuttle
The Rain Barrel Co – A local company started by a 12 year old boy in 2007, Local NC Product
The Egg Yolk – portable chicken coops, local NC product
Sixth Sun – Non-profit promoting sustainable, community-based lifestyle through gardens
Bonide – Lawn Expert
You’ll also see other Community Garden Representatives, Local Businesses, Local Products, & Garden Experts.
More event details to come!