In addition to the great work the youth did with GTC this summer, exploring lesser known aspects of the Food and Agriculture industry is crucial to our understanding of how the food system works, and helps us think about ways we contribute or can make changes to achieve our goal of true food justice.
Collins Compost has been an amazing contributor to our sites since we started working with them in 2010. Providing a super nutrient compost (actually called Super Compost) we have seen great yields and have provided our vegetables with a great start in this amazing soil.
This trip was made possible by Elena and the great folks at the BIG E's Agriculture & Education building (Thanks again!!).
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.