Upcoming GardenShare events

A year ends...A year begins
Another year of our work to solve hunger has come to an end and we want to say thank you! Thank you for all of your support with your time, your talent, and your treasure.  Thank you for caring about the intertwined issues of hunger, the food system, and local agriculture.  And thank you for engaging to do something about it.

As we look ahead into this new year, GardenShare has a lot on our plate.  Some of our immediate upcoming activities are included below.  If you're the kind that likes to read detailed organizational plans, go here to see ours!  And feel free to share your thoughts!
Growing Community Award

Join us as GardenShare honors Bob Washo and Flip Filippi of littleGrasse Foodworks with the 2015 Growing Community Award:

Saturday, January 30, 2016
2:00 PM
TAUNY, Main Street, Canton

No admission charge - join us to celebrate Bob and Flip's work, have some chili and corn bread and connect with old and new friends working on food, hunger, and sustainability issues.

Bob and Flip are a force in the local food movement in the Canton area, and in educating people about the benefits of growing and eating locally. They own and operate littleGrasse Foodworks, a "garden project" that welcomes all people genuinely interested in gaining more knowledge of food issues, preservation techniques, and gardening skills. Their CSA encourages a meaningful connection with the foods participants consume daily, and requires member involvement in the garden during the growing season. Bob is chair of the Canton Sustainability Committee and served on the steering committee for Local Food, Local Places. He and Flip enthusiastically engage area college students, young children,  and the elderly, helping them appreciate the advantages and challenges of growing and consuming locally.

Read more about  Bob and Flip and littleGrasse Foodworks .

Back to the Basics of Fighting Hunger
A mini-film fest!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:00 PM
Unitarian-Universalist Church
3 1/2 East Main St., Canton

"Bucket Brigades and the Fight Against Hunger"
presented by Joel Berg, Executive Director of Hunger Free America and author of "All You Can Eat:  How Hungry is America?"

"Why Food Policy is Worth Fighting For" presented by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Followed by a panel discussion, including St. Lawrence County Commissioner of Social Services Christopher Rediehs and Potsdam Neighborhood Center Director Daisy Cox.  Joel Berg will join us via Skype.

No admission charge - join us for these informative presentations!
2015 Local Food Guide cover
photo by Laura Popielski
2016 Local Food Guide

Get in the Guide

The deadline to get into this year's Local Food Guide is February 19 !

AD RATES and information are available  here.

TO BE LISTED, send in your listing form! If you are a St. Lawrence County farm or business that sells local food, you should receive a form in the mail soon. If it doesn't arrive, give us a call so we can get you in there - 315-261-8054.
Don't miss these opportunities to be in St. Lawrence County's comprehensive guide to local food, farmstands, farmers markets and food assistance programs!

Cover photo contest

Got a great, high-quality photo that could illustrate the Local Food Guide?  Send it to office@gardenshare.org by February 19 to be entered in a contest to be on the cover of the 2016 Guide!
Trivia Night

March 3, 2016
6:30 PM
Potsdam Elks Club
MC Tony Lynn from 95.3 The Wolf

Put together a team of four or we'll match you with a team and join us for this raucous evening of FUNdraising for a good cause.

Great prizes!
  • First and second place in the trivia contest
  • Best team name
  • Best team uniform

Admission is $20 per person and benefits GardenShare

Go here to register!
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