Garden Boxes for Acres of Hope
Our commitment to this sustainable living project continues!
Our hope is that SFUU will continue to support this program by providing seeds and seedlings each spring for the garden. Anyone who wishes to participate in the new crop of vegetables to plant are welcome and encouraged. Please start vegetable plants and let Helene Crandall know what you are starting. The Acres of Hope gardens feed the women and children who live there, helping them with good nutrition, and affording them the ability to learn how to grow and harvest fresh vegetables.
Acres of Hope is a spiritually based renewal center serving homeless women with children by providing them with a home and an environment of structured programming. When contacted about the potential for partnering with them to promote sustainable living, they requested our help in providing and building garden boxes for the center and its residents. The garden boxes provide opportunities for the women and children to learn how to grow their own food, provide healthy and organic food at a lower cost and enjoy success in providing for their own nutritional needs. In the Spring of 2018, we arranged for materials to be donated by local businesses and then helped the residents build and fill two garden boxes (4’x8’ and 4’x12’ in size). The wood materials for the boxes were donated by Home Depot and constructed on site. The soil was donated and delivered by Robinson Sand and Gravel Company. The many and varied vegetable starter plants were donated by Eisley Nursery. The plants are watered by a drip irrigation system so the end project is water conservative.
Green Team Leader for this project: Helene Crandall
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We extend our gratitude to the local businesses who contributed to this project!