Thanks to your generous gifts, we not only reached our $20,000 fundraising goal this spring but surpassed it.
With the support of 215 wonderful friends, we raised $23,081! These funds are already being put to good use supporting our summer youth leadership development and growing work as well as building new infrastructure on our Walnut Street Farm.
• This summer, 30 youth will be growing with us all summer (20 totally new to GTC)
• Our markets and Farm Share opened mid-June, bringing delicious, healthy food to families throughout Springfield
• We are digging the foundation and hooking up utilities for a permanent farm stand on our Walnut Street Farm
• We’ve are finally growing food on Walnut St. We’ve planted new beds there this spring!
Come join us and see all the new happenings for yourself. All summer long, we are having monthly potluck parties at our Hancock St Farm. And you can always drop by to volunteer any Saturday!
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.