LIFE*SPIN would like to support low-income families with children by providing home-based start-up food garden kits. Since 1994, LIFE*SPIN has been offering a free day-camp program, Pocket-Sized Farms, to teach young children about environmental protection, organic food production, literacy and building community.With the onset of Covid-19, we reached out to our community to find ways to continue providing education and support to the children in our community this summer.
Each ploughshare kit includes a garden shovel, sheep manure/compost, topsoil, vegetable seeds, and instructions on how to get started growing food at home.Volunteers provide no-contact drop off to thier home and when a child is registered, we’ll invite them to join our on-line classroom where they can watch instruction videos, learn practical tips on how to grow these vegetables, harvest and cook them. They can also ask leaders questions, share recipes, and share pictures from their gardens.
This is an opportunity for us to increase residential food gardens and come together as a community.