Winter goings on at GardenShare

It's winter!  What could be happening at GardenShare?
People regularly ask what we do all winter at GardenShare. Check out this newsletter and our website to see all the great things we have going on!
Growing Community Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of GardenShare's 2015 Growing Community Award:  

Bob Washo and Flip Filippi
of littleGrasse Foodworks!

Join us as GardenShare honors Bob and Flip:

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.

Each year GardenShare recognizes an individual or organization whose efforts strengthen food security in northern New York State.   Past recipients have included farmers, food service staff, a food bank, community groups, and others.

Bob is a force in the local food movement in the Canton area, and in educating people about the benefits of growing and eating locally. He and his partner, Flip, 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, y oung children,  and the elderly,  helping them appreciate the advantages and challenges of growing and consuming locally.

Read more about Bob and Flip and l ittleGrasse Foodworks.
Winterfest film night

Back to the Basics of Fighting Hunger:
a TEDX short-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 F or" 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.

No admission charge - join us for these informative presentations!
Save the Date!

Thursday, March 3, 2016    6:30 PM
Potsdam Elks Club

Put together a team of four or we'll help match you with a team and join us for a raucous night of good fun for a good cause!

                                                                $20 per person admission benefits GardenShare.
GardenShare is hiring!

We have funding for a part-time position to promote farmers markets to SNAP recipients.

And of course, we are always looking for volunteers.  Go here to see some of the options.
Holiday Giving

Do you have friends and family on your holiday list who are hard to buy for?  Remember you can make a gift in their honor. Just make a note on your donation with their name and address, and we'll be happy to let them know how you are honoring them with a donation of Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, and Everybody Eats!

For state employees, don't forget that local options for SEFA Include GardenShare!  
The deadline to participate in the State Employee Federated Appeal is fast approaching. GardenShare is one of the many fine organizations you can easily contribute to through payroll deduction if you are a state employee, so it's as painless as possible to support a growing local food system!   Read more.
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