The Think We, not Me Community Food Growing program is giving a FREE garden to members of the community in return for gifting a portion of what you grow back to the community…your own garden on your own property!

We will provide you with:

  1. Seeds/Seedlings for the produce you will ‘gift’ back to the community
  2. PLUS those Seeds/Seedlings you’d like to grow for your personal use
  3. Someone to till your garden (using our tiller) this Spring to prepare to plant.
  4. Gardening expertise, if requested.

The produce you give back to the community will be donated to our local Centre County Food Banks and other Non-Profit and Church organizations that provide food or meals to those who are food insecure. In 2020, the Think We, not Me Program provided 15,000 lbs. of produce, all for these organizations!

For the portion of your yield to be donated back to us, (you choose what you want to grow) we may indicate when to grow your crop to help us predict what and when we can donate to our Distribution Centers. This is your commitment back to our Program. If you have any doubts about your ability to put your ‘all’ into doing your best, please let another person have this free garden opportunity. We and the food banks will be counting on you!

Your donation crop will depend on the size of your garden and what crop or crops you would like to grow. Crops require varying amounts of space. The minimum garden space we support with the FREE Gift Garden program is 1000 sq. ft. (approx. a 30 ft. by 35 ft. area). 

To avoid having multiple crops mature at once, we may ask you to grow an early, mid, or late planting for your donation crop. For consistency, we generally grow one variety of each vegetable or fruit. If you want to grow other varieties for your personal use, you certainly may, at your cost. This is your personal garden!

If you have additional questions, please contact Bill, billzimm@verizon.net.

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