2017 has been wonderful! We’ve had delicious harvests, plenty of preschoolers, and volunteers galore. There’s much more to come next year: we’re asking for help to get 2018 launched. Good news: we are more than 1/3 of the way to our goal!
AND: your help this month will be DOUBLED by a generous matching grant we’ve been offered.
Highlights from this year:
Several hundred preschoolers visited the Nature Explore Classroom this year, it’s first for full operations. They sang garden songs, played with natural materials, and learned along the way.
We had our first (small) harvests this year! Any kids who visited were treated to strawberries, raspberries, ground cherries, tomatoes, blackberries, and more, depending on the season.
Thank you! So many of you came out this year! You volunteered, brought your kids, and told others about the Southern Heights Food Forest. To be a part of the community, we need everyone’s participation, so thank you!
Help meet our match! Two generous Food Forest donors have challenged you to donate this month. They will be matching your donations, doubling your impact! You’ll be getting more children out to explore and connect with nature. Please donate today!
Your donations matter! We’ve mapped a robust 2018 season, including training for parents and other community members about working with children outdoors, an adult education series, a sequence of soil improving cover crops and ground covering perennials, improvements to our rain water capture and infiltration, and new fruiting vines and shrubs.
Every gift helps!
Please follow this link to give today. Please share this message (and your enthusiasm) with your friends. Thank you again: our slow, steady work together is creating a gift to the future that none of us could achieve alone.