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Community Gardening Promoter
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Working with a community garden and individual garden organization. Long-time gardener. Interested in working to overcome US hunger one garden at a time.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
pork chops, fresh cucumber, fresh summer squash, and healthy mac and cheese
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a variety of local bands who are "auditioning" for our music festival fundraiser
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My husband and I are building a hand-made greenhouse from old windows, donated to our group.
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Grow And Share Ramping up for 2011

So excited about planting in January!! It will be here before I know it. Some really high quality soil will be here soon.


Couple of things for those of you interested in helping:


- MLK Day Of Service we're building a school garden in Franklinton NC and could use some help (and lumber!)


- We have Gardener's Calendars for 2011 that tell you what can be planted in each month. Donate and we'll send you one. :-)


Look forward to…


Posted on December 28, 2010 at 7:06pm

Tomatoes & Spinach & Carrots, Oh My!

One of the ways that my Mom fueled our gardening interest was to let us choose a unique type of seed each year. We chose and grew unusual vegetables, cotton, gourds, and even flowers.

We hope to use this lesson from my Mom and introduce unusual seed during the Grow And Share children’s educational classes at the greenhouse…. and when we present at schools or scout troop meetings.

These are seeds we request…


Posted on November 29, 2010 at 4:03pm

Supplies Needed

We are fundraising now to expand our educational offerings for schools and parents, and prepare for the Spring plantings, when we give away garden plants to any US resident who signs a Pledge To Share from their garden.

We have a (chicken) Plate Sale this upcoming weekend, and then a music festival Labor Day Weekend (Sunday). For BOTH of these fundraisers, we are seeking help from local businesses and organizations.

We need the following supplies ASAP (we hope you will…


Posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:53pm

Question on Frost for you expert farmers and gardeners

Hello all:

We were just checking out the weather for NC. I'm no expert, so not sure, but it looks like it'll be warm through April 10th and beyond.

Since April 10th is the NC last frost date predicted for this year, does this mean we will not have another frost?

I'd like to know if that is a good enough predicter before we put plants in the ground. Is it safe to start planting seedlings?

Thank you,


Posted on April 4, 2010 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

Jicama - any advice out there?

Hi all:

We love eating fresh jicama, and ordered some seeds online. For about $4 we got 10 seeds, so it was a major splurge and I want them to grow and produce.

Now, I was surprised when the seeds arrived that they were marked "poisonous, use gloves". I planted them carefully and now am doing research.

What I've found so far explains that the leaves, seed pods, and seeds contain a natural insecticide that is good for the plant but poisonous to people -- and I'm… Continue

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 6:36pm

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At 2:51am on March 20, 2010, Melinda Jo Mimms said…
Because Grow & Share and the school have founded gardens, I wanted to share a link I found for beginning a Farmers Market. It may generate some ideas for profit and enable more health benefits to others from the efforts of the students towards slow food and fighting hunger. Your success is true inspiration! This is the link on the USDA site to create a Farmers Market plan: - http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5062524&acct=wdmgeninfo

I have a blog that I started to share things that I have found from starting Culinary School that interest me. Please be invited to share any of the information from the links I have about the fight to end Child Hunger in America.
And Green Thumb wishes to your school gardening.

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