Plant a Row – Grow a Row 2015 – Gardeners Grow Donated Seeds and Bring Vegetables to Food Bank, Community Kitchen Luncheons Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach

Plant a Row – Grow a Row 2015 – Gardeners Grow Donated Seeds and Bring Vegetables to Food Bank, Community Kitchen Luncheons Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach

plant a row grow a row  2015 program - donating vegetables fruits to food banks community luncheons fort erie ridgeway crystal beach ON canada

plant a row grow a row 2015 program – donating vegetables fruits to food banks community luncheons fort erie ridgeway crystal beach ON canada

plant a row grow a row 2015 program – donating vegetables fruits to food banks community luncheons fort erie ridgeway crystal beach ON canada

 

photo source:

http://www.growarow.org/indexENG.htm

 

the idea girl says

a new program I didn’t know about – plant a row grow a row 2015 was mentioned at the FSNFE board meeting.

It’s where they provide packets of seeds for you to grow a row of plants that you will donate to the local food bank or community kitchen luncheons.

I’m not sure WHEN they hand out the free seeds, but it’s usually sometime in MAY when people start to plant their gardens.

 

Food – vegetables, fruit donations are needed at COPE (Dufferin st – fort erie), Salvation Army (Gilmore Rd – Fort Erie),

(St Vincent de Paul – Ridgeway) and the Crystal Ridge Community Church (Crystal Beach)

Please drop off fresh food donations Mon, Wed, Fri 11 am till 12 noon a the Salvation Army.

COPE – Mon to Thurs 10 am till 12 pm

Crystal Ridge Community Church Thurs 10 am – 12 pm.

 

 

 

 

Emailing Niagara College We Want a Student Apprenticeship JOB Program for Sally’s Garden Helpers To Mentor Teens and ADults

Emailing Niagara College We Want a Student Apprenticeship JOB Program for Sally’s Garden Helpers To Mentor Teens and ADults

 

horticultural garden co op technicians wanted sally's garden salvation army volunteers students academic credit program needed the idea girl says

horticultural garden co op technicians wanted sally’s garden salvation army volunteers students academic credit program needed the idea girl says

horticultural garden co op technicians wanted sally’s garden salvation army volunteers students academic credit program needed the idea girl says

 

pic source:

http://www.niagaracollege.ca/content/Programs/FulltimeStudies/HorticultureandAgribusiness/HorticulturalTechnicianCoop.aspx

 

the idea girl says

 

It’s one thing to say you have an idea at the FSNFE meeting, it’s another thing to take a step, email the garden co op program people at Niagara College and explain what you need or require to successfully run the Sally’s Garden Community Program at the Salvation Army.

Anne’s in charge of it and I really didn’t have anything to do with it until now.  I have an idea on how to get student’s an academic credit, and a Job using Government Grants for a Co – Op Program that will run from May until October or whenever our Gardening Season ends.

As you all know I’m always blogging my “ideas’ on here and on my other blogs on wordpress (yes I have SEVERAL of them!).

I also video blog my ideas too on youtube.  I’m one of those people that loves to send out confusing emails to people asking if they can help or suggest who to talk too whenever I have an idea.

I have issues trying to write properly sometimes due to my brain injury so please forgive me if I get this all screwed up!

 

I had an issue where I got a bunch of people “upset” because I couldn’t communicate via email – properly.  Getting my idea across to people without them thinking i’m droppping the ball in their court with no assistance.

I was one to send a zillion emails to corporations, movie stars, media you name it i’ve emailed them about any “idea” I come up with.  And then I BLOG it so I can remember doing it. LOL

This time I emailed Niagara College with my idea to use students as volunteers or paid employees to help assist with growing the 12 plot gardens at “Sally’s Garden” during the spring, summer, fall  at the Garrison Rd Salvation Army here in Fort Erie.

I’ve asked if they can do it like FESS Fort Erie Secondary School does their academic credit program with students that work in the schools restaurant and prepare, cook and serve at our weekly community kitchen luncheon’s here in Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach.

 

I’ll let you know if they pass me on to another person or tell me it’s not possible at this time.

I just looked at the student government grants, and the deadlines for those are jan 30, 2015 so I’ve missed out on THAT. But there’s gotta be some other “student” program.  I found one that will pay $2 an hour for students 15 to 30. 🙂

They used to pay half the wages.

They also have grants where the students get an academic credit for school so that’s the BEST one for this idea…. for now… so i’m going with that one.. asking for a co op student gardening, horticulture.

I’ve also mentioned were in the early stages – concept drawings for the community kitchen to be built at the salvation army here in fort erie.  I wonder if we can use architect students and construction persons needing an academic credit to help out.

 

I also figured why not see if we can get others to volunteer their time and energy.

Retired construction persons, electricians, people who are licensed that can donate their time to help build this project, or can work for a set price that will be very affordable for those doing the “fundraising” for the building expenses for this community kitchen project.

 

I’ll get back to you on that one after I get a clearer picture of what we will need to do this “community kitchen building project.”

this is the department I emailed:

quote

GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN (CO-OP)

College: NIAGARA
Program Title: GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN (CO-OP)
Program Code: 0737
Credential: DIPLOMA
Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
Program Type: CO-OP
Language of Instruction: English
Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
Highly Competitive: No

 

http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/ProgramDetail/AGRICULTURE-ANIMAL-RELATED-PRACTICES-HORTICULTURE-LANDSCAPING/_/N-1z13r82Z1z140wx

Sally’s GArden Plots $20 12 @4ft x 6ft Garden Tools Seeds Provided Community Garden Centre Garrison Rd Fort Erie ON Canada

Sally's Garden The Salvation Army 255 Gilmore Rd Fort Erie - Fort Erie Security Network Idea Girl Canada

Sally’s Garden The Salvation Army 255 Gilmore Rd Fort Erie – Fort Erie Security Network Idea Girl Canada

Sally’s Garden The Salvation Army 255 Gilmore Rd Fort Erie – Fort Erie Security Network Idea Girl Canada

the idea girl says

FSNFE meeting notes 11 Feb 2015.  Anne was sharing that they only have 12 plots of land to use for Garden’s this year – this is OPEN to ANYONE in the Community.

It’s located on 255 Gilmore Rd in Fort Erie Ontario Canada.

You pay a $20 deposit for the garden.  At the end of the growing season, after you clean it up and remove any plant debris (cleared for NEXT years gardeners) you would get your $20 deposit back.  Please verify exactly how this works with Anne at the Salvation Army. (this is based on my notes from the meeting)

Just so you know we are working on a “gardener mentor” program and I’m doing my own thing trying to get some help and donations for the garden (seeds, plants are provided by Niagara Poverty Reduction.  If you’d like TO ADD to this we can use donations of garden tools, sheeps manure (bagged) for 12 gardens.

We also need mulch and garden soil.

Contact Anne at the Salvation Army if you can help out.

Now there’s a 25 % tax credit for those of you that FARM.  I am looking into expanding this tax credit with the government (sending them suggestions and stuff haven’t heard anything yet but I’ll keep working on it for you!) for business and corporate donations for our local community food bank, kitchen luncheons and now our community garden program.

Now were also going to suggest you plant a row give a row too for all gardeners out there.

Basically you pick up the FREE seeds and plant an extra ROW in YOUR own garden either at Sally’s Garden or in your own backyard here in the Niagara Region (anyone can participate) and you would DONATE those vegetables, fruits from that ROW to the local food banks and luncheon programs…

Contact Anne for details:

255 Gilmore Road
Fort Erie, ON
(905) 871-1592

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