On Monday June 23, Springfield's City Council voted UNANIMOUSLY in support of GTC acquiring 200 and 206 Walnut St. We did not get this far alone, and we appreciate the many people in our community who helped make this day happen (including our tireless Board members!!).
We want to give special appreciation to our Lawyer Ellen Freyman from Schatz, Schwartz & Fenton, the Springfield City Councilors, the Mayor Dominic Sarno and his staff for their continued support. We also want to thank all the City Officials, and everyone who helped us along the way for all their hard work on behalf of GTC, the youth, and urban agriculture in Springfield. A huge thanks to two anonymous donors and the Beveridge Family Foundation for grants that enabled us to buy the land and take this historic step forward in our development.
What happens next?
We expect to take possession of the site on July 10th (location: 200 and 206 Walnut St. between Atwood and James Streets). Both lots are currently in very bad shape, and will require a lot of hard work, resources and care to become the vibrant center for growing and learning that we envision. We will not be able to do this without you!
How can you help?
Help us raise the funds we need! Click here to donate now through our fiscal sponsor, Third Sector New England.
Join our Harvest Celebration Organizing Committee to help us plan a fundraiser and celebration this fall! Email email@example.com if you are interested.
For all your support in the past and yet to come, THANK YOU!
Together we are creating food justice, building youth leadership and growing community.
NEXT MARKET DATE: SATURDAY JAN. 13
GTC is participating in the NEW City Soul Winter Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month December - March, from 10 - 2 at the Mason Square Library in Springfield (765 State St. - plenty of parking in back!)
January 13, February 10, March 10
PAY WITH SNAP AND DOUBLE YOUR SNAP DOLLARS THROUGH YOUR HIP BENEFIT!!!!
Earn from $40 - $80/month MORE depending on YOUR family size when you shop from a local farm......
GTC EATS! Winter Farm Shares still available! Get a monthly order of locally grown, organic vegetables for just $50/month or $200 for the season! Available Dec. - March. Click here to learn more and sign up for a share, or contact Market Manager Talib Toussaint at Toussaint@gardeningthecommunity.org
GTC is Hiring!!
Join our team - apply to be our new Development and Communications Manager! We are looking for someone who is passionate about GTC's work and mission as well as expanding community support and funding for GTC throughout Springfield and the region.
To apply and learn more click HERE. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through January 15.