GardenShare Open House
Join us during National Volunteer Week to celebrate our new office space, recognize St. Lawrence Health System for hosting us, and thank all of the volunteers and donors who made it possible!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
4:00 to 6:00 PM
88 SH 310 
(Just north of the human services building 
in Canton, please use rear entrance)

Have you been wanting to learn more about what GardenShare is doing these days?   Have you met the GardenShare team - Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers?   Have you been thinking about how you might get involved?

Here's your chance to do all that and more in an informal, open house environment. Stop by and see what's happening these days.
Help Us Get Ready for Farmers Market Season

Have you started your spring cleaning? How about helping us with some! GardenShare is partnering with the Canton and Potsdam Farmers Markets to prepare for farmers market season, and we need volunteers to come out and help!

Potsdam - Ives Park
Saturday, April 22nd
10:00 AM - Noon
  • Meet at the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad (back of parking lot next to Potsdam Fire Department - Main Street).
  • The Chamber will have brooms, rakes, shovels, and plastic gloves for volunteers to use to clean up the parks, parking lots, and sidewalks in Potsdam.
  • Feel free to bring your own tools/gloves if your prefer!
Canton - Village Park
Saturday, May 6th
10:00 AM - Noon
  • Meet at the park.
  • Bring your own rake and gloves!

If you wish to volunteer at either of these events, please contact Brianna at or 315-261-8054 and let us know which park and date.

News in Brief

Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, or volunteered for Cabin Fever Trivia Night in March.   We had a record-setting 16 teams take part and raised $2,500! The winning team represented Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning in Canton. The best team uniform prize went to the team representing the Buccaneer Lounge in Canton, who were all dressed as pirates.   More here .

About 40 people attended the showing of " In Defense of Food," which was co-sponsored by GardenShare and the Potsdam Food Co-op.  Did you attend?  What did you think?  Read some reactions and share your thoughts here.

Get ready to start your summer menu planning at our Massena Farmers Market information booth, located at the Massena Boys and Girls Club Home and Garden Extravaganza on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Massena Arena. Learn more about Massena Farmers Market, apply for GardenShare's Bonus Bucks program, and talk to our staff about how you can help GardenShare fight hunger in Massena and throughout St. Lawrence County! We'll have some great recipe ideas that you can try with your fresh fruits and vegetables, and we'll even have free seed packets so you can start your own garden!

Save the date  - For GardenShare's fundraising dinner and auction at Jake's on the Water - June 6, 2017 - and watch for more details.   Want to help plan the event or have something to donate for the auction?   Get in touch !
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