Wow! Thank you all for making Tuesday a great day for Fertile GroundWorks!
We started with a really productive day of work with a wonderful team from Kaiser, complete with a beautiful rainbow. Then I came home to discover that you all had helped us achieve our CHEF Giving Tuesday goal! AND that Angela Ruggiero’s wonderful Share the Spirit story about Fertile GroundWorks, complete with pics by Doug Duran, had come out. THANK YOU!
You all should know that the generosity of Share the Spirit East Bay, a program of the Bay Area News Group – East Bay Times, administered by the Contra Costa Crisis Center, extended beyond the article, and Fertile GroundWorks is honored to have received a $5K grant from the program. The grant will help us continue to expand our main teaching garden, including a new 110 tree orchard and 32,000 square feet of new garden beds currently underway! Our garden expansion is addressing the needs of our local nonprofit partners (including Open Heart Kitchen, Culinary Angels, and local food pantries) who could use over two times the amount of fresh produce that we currently grow to help feed the hungry in our community. In addition, funds from Share the Spirit will help us continue our ongoing Sustainable School Garden Program, which provides support for local K-12 educators with training and supplies for their school gardens.
Such an outpouring of generous support from our community just awes me. Thank you for helping us continue our mission to TEACH, GROW and GIVE in our community.
With heartfelt thanks,