Plant It Forward


FREE Gardening Workshops

Backyard gardeners are invited to attend one of two FREE gardening workshops to learn more about the Plant It Forward program. The workshop will also provide helpful produce gardening tips and food safety procedures. Susan Kelly, Food Resources Manager at the Food Bank, will co-host the workshop with Mary Miller, Community Garden & Outreach Coordinator at The Gardens. The program is FREE, but participants are asked to RSVP to Susan Kelly by phone at 970.530.3112 or email by April 29.


Thursday, May 1, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Food Bank for Larimer County

1301 Blue Spruce


Saturday, May 3, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Gardens on Spring Creek

2145 Centre Ave.


What is Plant It Forward?

In partnership with the Gardens on Spring Creek, the Food Bank for Larimer County launched "Plant It Forward" in 2011 in an effort to increase our local produce donations from backyard gardeners and local farms. All community members are invited and challenged to plant an extra row in their backyard garden, and as the produce becomes available, to drop it off at either the Food Bank for Larimer County (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm) or at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, (Saturday 9 am-4 pm; Sunday Noon-5 pm). No donation is too small! In 2013, over 11,000 pounds of fresh produce was donated by local gardeners. For more information, please contact Susan Kelly, Food Resource Manager, 970.530.3112.




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