Our 2021 Plant Sale kicks off on March 15th!
Get your pre-orders in using our online store between March 15th and May 1st. We offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are perfect for your home gardens. Order online using a credit/debit card or with SNAP by using coupon code SNAP at checkout - remember, all fruit, vegetable, and herb purchases earn HIP benefits! We will be scheduling pick up times for all pre-order customers starting on May 7th. We will also have times for shoppers who do not wish to pre-order, although plant availability will be limited for walk-in customers.
Stay tuned for information and tips on how to perfect your home garden by making sure your soil is safe and plants are happy. This information will be shared with our community through our Gardener’s Gathering resource page, with educational online videos and other interactive resources.
Thanks to the amazing support of our community, we have far exceeded our original fundraising goal, raising a total of $53,406!!!
While 2020 was a challenging year for us all, we are so honored that this community has stepped up to support Gardening the Community, ensuring that we will be able to start 2021 on strong footing. As always, we have big dreams for this year, and cannot thank you enough for being a part of them! Our ENTIRE donation amount is also being matched by generous friends of GTC, making this the largest fundraising campaign in our 12-year history! You have helped to build the capacity of GTC's organization and leadership as we continue operating our youth leadership program and our winter GTC EATS! farm share, and look forward to planting and growing with you this spring.
Thank you for your generosity and belief in the power of food justice and systems change here in Springfield. As always, we have big dreams for this year, and cannot thank you enough for being a part of them!
Your gift today supports the work of GTC to build a more equitable, sustainable, and racially just food system and grow youth leadership this winter and into next year. Help us reach our $48,000 goal! Click here to read the full letter from Ibrahim Ali, GTC's Director of Farming and Youth Programs.
With your support, over the winter months, we will:
While we can't gather in person, we still want to celebrate our community and find strength in each other this harvest season. Join us to celebrate our harvest, our youth, and our work for food justice. Cook delicious meals with our farm-fresh produce boxes and share online to come together with the GTC community virtually!
Too keep everyone safe, we'll be offering farm-fresh, seasonal produce boxes for pickup at our farm store. Participants can use these boxes to cook meals with fall favorite recipes of GTC's staff or create some of your own, then share those dishes on social media to connect with other members of the GTC community! The produce boxes are also eligible for SNAP/HIP benefits.
This event is the kick-off for our fall appeal - donations will be gratefully accepted.
We will also be selling extra food and merchandise, and raffling off a GTC gift basket. Come join us!
Special thanks to our sponsors!
Walnut Street Farm Store
200 Walnut St.
Springfield, MA 01105
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HIP IS HERE!
Buy your fruits and veggies at GTC with SNAP and get FREE FOOD with your HIP* benefit
*The HIP program gives families using their SNAP card $40 - $80 MORE SNAP dollars each month (depending on family size) when they buy fresh fruits and veggies from GTC and other qualified farms!